Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
The Campus Sustainability Fund

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Department driven

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) provides UVic students and community member’s financial assistance to carry out sustainability initiatives on campus. The Fund is reserved for projects that address raising awareness about sustainability, providing learning opportunities in the field, and direct impact projects looking to reduce water and energy consumption. The purpose of the fund is to encourage sustainable solutions which encompass the vision of the Sustainability Action Plan by including a wide range of UVic community members and ideas. Since the establishment of the Sustainability Fund in 2016, a total of 24 projects have been approved, 20 of which have been completed.

A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:
In order to streamline the approval of smaller sustainability projects, applications under $1,000 are reviewed by the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability staff and recommended for approval. Applications over $1,000 are reviewed by the CSF Review Committee, a group made up of students, staff and faculty representatives, each of whom serve for a one-year term with the potential for renewal. The CSF Review Committee will then recommend projects for approval. All recommended projects are reviewed by the Associate Vice-President Financial Planning and Operations for final approval.

Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Application and approval process for the Campus Sustainability Fund: https://www.uvic.ca/sustainability/involved/sustainability-fund/application/index.php

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