|Submission Date||Aug. 20, 2011|
University of Northern British Columbia
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability
Green University Project Manager
Office of the Provost
Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
UNBC staff, faculty and students have lead presentations at previous AASHE conferences (2008,2009,2010) and have been accepted to present at several national and international conferences in 2011 and 2012.
We have and will continue to attend public forums and workshops to share what we have learned.
UNBC students and faculty have published papers on the UNBC sustainability experience in academic journals, books and magazines.
Our website is open to the public and is accessed by the public for sustainability resources. Contact information is displayed on the website and questions are encouraged.
UNBC hosts an annual sustainability event called Green Day to promote campus sustainability and share information and lessons learned with different campus groups and other institutions.
UNBC's Sustainability Manager frequently meets and shares experiences with sustainability officers from other institutions as required.
The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Canadian University Sustainability Professionals
British Columbia Campus Sustainability Working Group
goBEYOND Campus Climate Network
Sustainable Campuses BC
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
UNBC collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability in multiple ways, some of which include:
UNBC's Sustainability Manager is a member of the interim Board of Directors for a network called the Canadian University Sustainability Professionals (CUSP).
Several UNBC staff members are members of the British Columbia Campus Sustainability Working Group (BCCSWG). The group hosts monthly conference calls and webinars to share information and experiences related to sustainability.
UNBC faculty, staff and students have participated in the Sustainability Education Across the Province (SEAP) initiative which focuses on developing strategies for integrating sustainability into the curriculum at BC colleges and universities.
UNBC faculty, staff and students participate in various goBEYOND Campus Climate Network programs including a province-wide residence energy challenge and a Teach-in event that promotes classroom discussion and action on climate change.
UNBC students actively participate in programs run by Sustainable Campuses BC, including an annual conference focused on building student capacity to promote change related to sustainability.
UNBC also participates in national and international sustainability events such as Bottled Water Free Day, Earth Hour and World Water Day which often require inter-campus collaboration.
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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