Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2011
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Thompson Rivers University
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Andrew Pillar
Research Analyst
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Has the institution advocated for federal, state, and/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, bills, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Tom Owen, Director, Environment and Sustainability at TRU serves as a member of the BC Public Sector’s The Carbon Neutral Committee.

“The Carbon Neutral Committee has been active since early 2010 and acts as a point of contact between core government and the broader public sector. Meetings occur quarterly and provide an opportunity for both groups to receive and provide updates, discuss issues, and raise questions related to PART 2 and PART 3 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act as well as the Carbon Neutral Government Regulation.” http://spoabc.org/documents/Carbon_Neutral_Newsletter_%28Oct_22%29.pdf

The Office of Sustainability is also working with the City of Kamloops to help improve the public transit system and the bike paths in and around campus. These initiatives can help make these forms of transportation more accessible and popular.

The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts are available:

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