Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.04
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Selkirk College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Laura Nessman
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Management
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

Selkirk College will be recognized as a leading organization in the West Kootenay Region by surpassing our Greenhouse Gas reduction targets, working to reduce energy consumption, building/implementing green certified infrastructure, and by creating a culture of environmental responsibility and pride that extends to our community.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Laura Nessman, Chair, Staff
Allison Lutz, Faculty
Ron Zaitsoff, Staff
Mike Giesler, Staff
Jen Pascoe, Staff
Pauline de Grandpre, Staff
Tammie Clarke, Faculty
Bodrun Nahar, Faculty
Milane Kutcher, Staff
Doris Hausleitner, Faculty
Janet Mayr, Faculty
Cara-lee Malange, Staff
Angus Graeme, CEO/President


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Laura Nessman, Sustainability Coordinator/Laision

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Sustainable Selkirk accomplishments over the past three years:
- Hired full-time, continuing Sustainability Coordinator in May 2018.
- Sustainability outreach events that traditionally have occurred on Castlegar campus are now also being hosted on Silver King and Tenth Street campuses as well (ie. Fair Trade Campus week, Bike to College Week, Sweater Days).
- Recycling streams, including units and signage, are now consistent across all campuses.
- Recycling program has expanded (ie. battery recycling).
- A new energy management system was implemented in fall 2018 to track and monitor energy use on both Castlegar and Nelson campuses.
- College's Fair Trade Campus Designation has been maintained across all campuses for over 5 years
- The College carpool program has been expanded and designated parking spots are at both Castlegar and Silver King campus
- A student-based Environment Club has been consistently active on Castlegar campus since September 2017
- Participation in the Castlegar campus compost program has increased
- Energy Conservation Procedures have been appended to the College's Environmental Sustainability Policy
- Community connections within the region have increased
- A sustainability literacy assessment has been developed and administered
- Partnerships with students working on sustainability-related projects have increased (GIS, School of Environment, Peace Studies)
- Carbon emissions have lowered during 2018, compared to 2017.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator/Liaison

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Reporting to the Campus Manager and in consultation with the Sustainability Committee, the Sustainability Coordinator/Liaison advises the college in undertaking activities to reduce the ecological footprint of the College by reducing waste, improving environmental conditions, finding cost savings and building social responsibility within all functions of the College.


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