|Submission Date||Feb. 17, 2012|
University of the District of Columbia
PAE-3: Physical Campus Plan
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Does the institution's physical campus plan include sustainability at a high level?:
A brief description of how the physical campus plan or amendment includes sustainability:
Section 6 of the 2011-2020 Campus Plan for UDC covers Sustainability. Below is an overview of the sustainability element of the campus plan:
SECTION 6: SUSTAINABILITY ELEMENT
The President, Dr. Allen L. Sessoms envisions the campus’ role as follows: “UDC will serve as a sustainability leader among institutions of higher education and as a national model for urban sustainability in both campus operations and educational offerings.”
In October 2010, UDC assembled a Sustainability Task Force charged with developing a long-term vision for university sustainability. The Task Force includes faculty, staff, students, and other key UDC stakeholders. The Task Force is in the final stages of completing a framework for tangible action over the next several years. The final report is scheduled to be completed during the spring of 2011.
The Sustainability Initiative will expand and enhance academic offerings to prepare our students for some of our world’s greatest challenges: climate change, biodiversity loss, global urbanization, natural resource scarcity, and energy demand. UDC is dedicated to greening its physical campus, establishing more green and sustainable business practices and operations to reduce our impact on the environment while providing opportunities for students to live and learn in a sustainable manner. UDC will expand its partnerships with local and regional organizations leveraging shared interests and fully utilizing our location in the nation’s capital.
A. Facilities and Operations, B. Academics and Research, C. Energy, Water and Climate Strategies, D. Campus Facilities Strategies
The year the physical campus plan was developed or adopted:
The website URL where the physical campus plan is available:
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