Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Simon Fraser University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Candace Le Roy
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

The Sustainability Office was established to support the work of the Senior Sustainability Council in the development of SFU's Sustainability Strategic Plan, to support and facilitate the University-wide effort to implement the plan, to maintain programs already established by the SAC and others, and to develop new programs to support University-wide sustainability initiatives.

The office’s current work can be placed into four categories:
EDUCATE
Improving sustainability literacy within the University community and beyond
CONNECT
Connecting and coordinating University-wide initiatives and planning
ENABLE
Enabling action and participation in sustainability initiatives through capacity building
COMMUNICATE
Reporting and promoting our progress toward our goals to internal and external communities

Some recent activities/processes lead by the Sustainability Office are:
ZERO WASTE INITIATIVE
TALKING SUSTAINABILITY
SFU SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIC PLAN
SUSTAINABILITY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
GREEN OFFICE AND GREEN LABS CERTIFICATION
CARBON NEUTRAL ACTION REPORTING
SENIOR SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL


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:

The University’s Sustainability Policy (GP 38) distributes responsibility for sustainability across all six VP portfolios. The development of a Senior Sustainability Council in July 2012 followed that model with each of the six Council members representing a VP portfolio. The Senior Sustainability Council is tasked with developing SFU's first Sustainability Strategic Plan.


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

Senior Sustainability Council:
VP Advancement and Alumni Engagement Representative, Currently: Director, Advancement Services and Donor Relations
VP External Representative, Currently: Executive Director, SFU Vancouver Campus
VP Academic Representative, Currently: Dean, Faculty of Environment
VP Research Representative, Currently: Associate VP, Research
VP Finance and Administration Representative, Currently: Chief Safety Officer
Ex-officio Chair: Director, Sustainability Office


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

SFU has one main sustainability office. See above for description.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
5

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Director, Sustainability Office; Associate Director, Sustainability Office; Planning and Reporting Coordinator; Communications Coordinator; Community Engagement Coordinator; Zero Waste Coordinator

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:
The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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