Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.78
Liaison Luc Surprenant
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Université de Montréal
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Stéphane Béranger
Coordonnateur au développement durable, Finances et infrastructures
Unité Développement Durable
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

The Sustainable Development Unit is present on social networks using Facebook to extend best practices, research news, events, programs and tools developed by the Sustainability Office.


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

1. Biodiversity
The signs in the green areas of the campus protect the areas in renaturation from pedestrians and bicycles, asks visitors to leave no trace and reports the presence of high ecological value species to protect them.

2. Buildings
All information on buildings and green spaces (green facilities, sustainable buildings and major LEED projects) is provided in the Campus section of the sustainability website.

You will find a description of green roofs, Hydro-Québec's Eco-electric Power System and the Level 3 "green key" certification of UDEM residences.

The plan for the new neighbourhood on the campus MIL has submited for a LEED-AQ certification, according to the LEED rating system for neighbourhood development. This Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) standard aims to reduce urban sprawl, protect the environment, encourage healthy lifestyles and increase the supply of transportation while reducing dependence on the automobile.

The Science Complex is aiming for LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of sustainability in a building.


3. Faire-trade campus
Udem was designated as a fair-trade campus in February 2017 by Fairtrade Canada in collaboration with the Association Québécoise du commerce equitable.

The presence on campus of fair-trade products is the result of close collaboration between the Sustainable Development unit and student associations. The Sustainability Unit and FAECUM (the student federation) have carried out awareness-raising activities and provided signage towards its 22 student cafes.


Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

An Arboretum to better understand the remarkable trees on the Université de Montréal's main campus.

As soon as they leave the Université de Montréal metro station, users are invited to discover the trees by heading towards the woods along Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard. This walk allows you to cross various types of forests. Starting with grass trees, an urban classic, the walker will first discover three planted forests: the nourishing forest, "the 300 trees of elementary schools" and the consolidated forest environment. Thirteen "remarkable" trees were numbered and then recorded in a guide to help walkers to better understand the vegetation around them. We can find elements on the biology of the tree but also on its use. Illustrations are provided to familiarize you with the bark, leaf and fruit of the specimens.


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

The Sustainability Office has released a guide for holding sustainable events on the University’s campuses.

This guide aims to help event organizers further consider the natural and socio-economic environment of their event, so they not only reduce their negative impacts but also maximize their benefits.

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