Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.04
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Selkirk College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Laura Nessman
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Management
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Fortis BC Kootenay Operations Centre Organics Diversion

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Since fall 2017, Selkirk College and Fortis BC have partnered to divert organic waste produced by staff at Fortis's Kootenay Operations Centre from the landfill. Fortis BC janitorial staff deliver 3 bins of organic waste to Selkirk College's Castlegar campus weekly, and Selkirk accepts this material to be composted in the College's onsite Earth Tub unit. Fortis BC provides an annual donation to Selkirk in thanks for this service. These funds go towards supporting sustainability initiatives on campus. This partnership supports environmental sustainability.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Kootenay Society for Community Living

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

The Kootenay Society for Community Living has had the contract to manage recycling at the Castlegar campus for over a decade and is responsible for emptying the recycling stations located on Castlegar campus. The program supports social equity, economic prosperity, and ecological health. An underrepresented group of people is being meaningfully employed in a sector that works at minimizing waste on campus. The College supports the partnership by providing a room where recyclables can be cleaned, sorted and organized, and by providing supplies such as bins and bags.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Silver King Green Team

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

The Adult Transitional Training class at Silver King campus is contracted to handle all comingled recycling and refundables collected on Silver King and Tenth Street campuses. This partnership supports social equity, economic prosperity and ecological health. An underrepresented group of people are meaningfully employed, and the job tasks contributed to waste diversion on Selkirk campuses. This is an ongoing, multi-year partnership.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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