Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.58
Liaison Brooke Gilmour
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

St. Lawrence College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Sustainable Kingston

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 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? (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:

The college has been a long time supporter of Sustainable Kingston and since 2016 has been a champion and member of their Green Economy Kingston program. Green Economy program supports and recognizes organizations that are accelerating the shift to a low carbon economy.
https://www.sustainablekingston.com/green-economy-program-1/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
SWITCH

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 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? (2nd partnership) (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 (2nd partnership):

SWITCH is dedicated to improving the environmental and economic sustainability of Southeastern Ontario through promoting development and commercialization of energy efficient and alternative energy technologies, products, processes, and services.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
City of Kingston

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):
Short-term project or event

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):

In partnership with the City of Kingston short term project based community learning experiences are created to provide both curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students. Through involvement with CPLs students work in small groups of 3 to evaluate, research and recommend a solution to a problem faced by the City of Kingston. Sample topics include how to improve city services through technology, how to improve the use of electric vehicles, single use plastic reduction, enhancing the bike share program, decreasing social isolation in elderly and beautifying public spaces. Students are self-directed in how they organize their time and are expected to communicate professionally with their City of Kingston contact as well as the coordinator of the CPL program. Participants “pitch” their idea to SLC and the City of Kingston midway and at the end of the 6 week project. Students work together across programs and cultures allowing for under represented groups to fully participate as equals.


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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