Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.83
Liaison Danielle Smith
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Identify UNB programs, courses and operations that could offer Campus as a Living Laboratory opportunities - Campus Sustainability Plan

Maintain a sustainability course list, outlining courses available in various faculties related to sustainability - Campus Sustainability Plan

Integration of climate change learning outcomes into the curriculum - Climate Change Action Plan

Determine the feasibility of incentivizing and supporting sustainable research by students and faculty – Campus Sustainability Plan

Highlight and promote those currently conducting sustainability related research – Campus Sustainability Plan


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Reduce energy consumption through occupancy education – Climate Change Action Plan

Explore opportunities for co-curricular partnerships – Climate Change Action Plan

•Develop materials that support waste management education – Climate Change Action Plan

•Create initiatives or events to encourage water usage reductions – Campus Sustainability Plan

•Promote active transportation through increased programming and education – Climate Change Action Plan

•Incorporate sustainability information into employee orientation - Campus Sustainability Plan

•Increase opportunities, awareness and education around sustainable food events - Campus Sustainability Plan


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Upgrade procurement policy to incorporate sustainability – Campus Sustainability Plan

Establish scope/opportunities for building control upgrades – Climate Change Action Plan

•Implement a transportation survey that studies travel methods and behaviours – Climate Change Action Plan

•Conduct a fleet assessment – Climate Change Action Plan

•Develop a university wide anti-idling policy – Climate Change Action Plan

•Explore opportunities for small unit composting – Climate Change Action Plan

•Develop a waste source inventory that highlights the types of waste currently produced – Climate Change Action Plan

•Establish a feasibility study for carbon sinks at UNB – Climate Change Action Plan

•Increase biomass as a fuel source in the central heating plant – Climate Change Action Plan

•Invest in cogeneration system – Climate Change Action Plan


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Provide an annual report on UNB investments to the public – Campus Sustainability Plan

Develop a publicly available sustainable investment policy – Campus Sustainability Plan

Lead sustainability and environmental stewardship across Canadian universities - Strategic Plan

Invest equitably and sustainably in an integrated one UNB, two-campus community - Strategic Plan


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter ---
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) ---
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter ---
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability ---
SDG Accord ---
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment ---
The Talloires Declaration (TD) ---
UN Global Compact ---
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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