Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.98
Liaison Dennis Gillis
Submission Date July 30, 2012
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Saint Mary's University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The University's Sustainability Committee is comprised of a multi-stakeholder group consisting of staff, faculty and students who help to lead sustainability initiatives on campus.

The Committee is involved in the following activities:

Sustainability strategy formulation
Monitoring the development and progress of the sustainability movement on campus
Annual Sustainability Day/Week
Sustainability Conversation Speaker Series

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Gabrielle Morrison - VP Administration (Chair)
Dr. Tony Charles - Faculty
Dr. Jason Clyburne - Faculty
Dr. Cathy Conrad - Faculty
Cait Dix - VP Academic Affairs, SMUSA
Cathy McCarthy - Public Affairs Officer
Michael Mercer - VP University Affairs, SMUSA
Shelley Price-Finn - Manager, Custodial and Administration
Stephanie Pronk - SMUES
Gary Schmeisser - Director, Facilities Management
Julie-Ann Vincent - Director, Writing Centre

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:

Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

in the office there is usually a student working full time. They work with the sustainability committee to help make students more aware of the sustainability initiatives that Saint Mary's takes part in.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:

Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Nicole Boudreau

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Assistant

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

Under the direction of the Manager, Custodial and Administration, the Sustainability Assistant is responsible for analyzing the viability of sustainability initiatives recommended by the Sustainability Task Force and Sustainability Program Coordinator. The Assistant also researches sustainability opportunities for the Task Force’s consideration and develops implementation plans for approved initiatives. Initiatives are considered using a cost benefit analysis based on economic, environmental and social justice (or triple-bottom-line) elements.

The assistant is responsible for the collection and analysis of data related to the present efficiency of sustainability initiatives. The assistant is responsible for recommending improvements based on the analysis of the data collection. The assistant is responsible for research and development of future initiatives. The analyst is responsible for the implementation and coordination of sustainability initiatives and programs. The assistant is responsible for the maintenance of existing and development of new programs, projects, events and relationships that improve the University’s sustainable position.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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