|Submission Date||June 28, 2013|
University of Calgary
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:
As part of a two year process, the Institutional Sustainability Plan (ISP), was developed in collaboration with several stakeholder groups representing a broad cross-section of faculty, staff and students. These groups included:
- Various departmental staff
- Students' Union, Graduate Students Associations, various student clubs
- the Executive Leadership Team
- ISP Task Force
- Deans' Council
- University Planning Committee
- Associate Dean’s Research Council
- General Faculties Council
- Environment, Health, Safety + Sustainability Committee (BOG)
- Board of Governors
A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :
Largely aligned with STARS, the ISP includes goals, ley performance indicators and multi-year targets for each performance category, an initial set of key actions in more than 17 areas, as well as accountabilities for each vice president.
A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:
The Office of Sustainability is responsible for reporting including high level quarterly reporting to the Board of Governors subcommittee for Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability as well as more comprehensive annual progress updates. The University of Calgary completed its first STARS submission as a Charter Participant in 2011 and this current submission will be our second. Outcomes from STARS are utilized in the Institutional Sustainability Report report, the first of which we published last year. The 2012-13 Sustainability Report is currently being developed for publication this fall, and like the first, it will follow the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines.
The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:
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.