|Submission Date||April 20, 2015|
Sheridan College (Ontario)
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy
Associate Vice President
Capital Development and Facilities Management
Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
1. Andre Plante, Sheridan’s Associate VP Corporate Planning, is part of the City of Mississauga’s Environmental Advisory Committee. The Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) has been established to advise City Council with respect to policy issues and practices related to conservation programs, new corporate initiatives, energy use and development of an environmental plan for the City.
2. Sheridan College is a supporting member engaged in the City of Mississauga’s LGMP Process which is Mississauga’s Environmental Master Plan. The Plan is primarily a document to prioritize City policies and programs into action to meet environmental objectives.
3. Herb Sinnock is a member of Burlington’s Sustainable Development Committee. The Committee’s role in the community is to promote principles and objectives of sustainable development and to advise and assist City Hall and staff and City Council members on these issues. Organized conferences and workshops as well as submitted position papers help achieve this. One of the Committee’s objectives is to encourage the development of Efficient Urban Design. This encompasses: increasing efficiency of land use in the urban community in terms of energy and time; and promoting policies that encourage intensification and diversification rather than policies that generate urban sprawl.
4. Dr. Farzad Rayegani, Associate Dean of the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, has been named Chair of the ASME Committee on Additive Manufacturing. As the Committee Chair, Dr. Rayegani will be leading the launch of ASME’s inaugural additive manufacturing challenge designed to give mechanical and multidisciplinary undergraduate students around the world an opportunity to re-engineer existing products or create new designs that minimize energy consumption and/or improve energy efficiency.
A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:
A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.