|Submission Date||Aug. 20, 2011|
University of Northern British Columbia
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships
Green University Project Manager
Office of the Provost
Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:
UNBC maintains numerous sustainability partnerships with the local community. For example:
- UNBC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Prince George to participate in research and community outreach during the process of developing and implementing the City's Sustainability Plan;
- UNBC entered into a partnership with the Federal government and the Wood Pellet Association of Canada to install Canada's first University owned wood pellet heating system;
- UNBC entered into a partnership with local businesses, Federal and Provincial governemnts to install and operate a Biomass Gasification Heating System on campus;
- UNBC partners with local non-profit environmental organizations to establish and operate an on campus Composting Facility; and
- UNBC parterns with the local Farmers' Market Association, student groups and local non-profit environmental groups to run a weekly Farmers' Market on campus.
The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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