Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.98
Liaison Dennis Gillis
Submission Date July 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Saint Mary's University
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Saint Mary's University Community Garden has been connecting with Dalhousie University's community garden to hold public workshops for the summer and fall for community a focusing on food sovereignty issues and skills involving small scale local agriculture.

Saint Mary’s University, Dalhousie University, Capital Health and the IWK Health Centre are working together to advance their sustainability goals through the development of a Bikeways Plan for the Urban Halifax Institutional District. The District, encompassing the lands controlled by all four institutions on the Halifax Peninsula, is a major regional destination for staff, students and visitors. There is great potential to shift a significant number of commuter trips from cars to bicycles through investment in improved bicycle
infrastructure and facilities.

The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Saint Mary's University is a proud member of AUCSN. The Atlantic Canada Universities and Colleges Sustainability Network was created in 2008 to facilitate information sharing and cooperative initiatives among post-secondary institutions in the region. Membership is open to the universities and community colleges located in Atlantic Canada. Institutions are represented primarily by staff responsible for sustainability initiatives on campus. Interuniversity Services Inc. serves as the administrative partner for the organization.

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Saint Mary's University always invites students from other universities and community members to any events that we hold. These events include our guest speakers series and our sustainability week.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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