Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.99
Liaison Eric Meliton
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2013
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Wilfrid Laurier University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Eric Meliton
Manager: Sustainability Office
Facilities and Asset Management
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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:

Laurier has a Green Guide, Sustainability Map, Sustainability Action Plan, and all Sustainable Campuses Committee documents posted to the universities official website for public viewing by other colleges and universities.

Laurier's Sustainability Coordinator, Claire Bennett, has presented at several conferences and workshops and has developed multiple presentations highlighting Laurier's sustainability initiatives, projects, and their progress. Many of these presentations are also available on the WLU Sustainability Office website for other universities and institutions to access, such as University of Waterloo and their Green Guide.

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

OCUSP- Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals
AASHE- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Laurier also works in collaboration with the University of Waterloo on several sustainability events and initiatives.

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Laurier's Bachelor of Business Administration program has partnered up with the University of Waterloo's Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) to participate in the North American EcoCAR Challenge. EcoCAR2: Plugging In to the Future is a competition spanning three years, starting in Fall 2011 and culminating in Spring 2014. The Challenge is to reduce the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety, and consumer acceptability. 15 teams are participating in the competition, only two of which are from Canada and the remaining 13 from the United States. The two schools have combined their strengths to create a competitive group of business and engineering students to participate in this competition and have been very successful so far.

Laurier's Sustainability Coordinator, Claire Bennett, has presented at several conferences for sustainability in colleges and universities including AASHE in October of 2012. Laurier is has also been a registered AASHE member since 2010.

Two of Laurier's Sustainability Student Sustainability Assistants participated in the Sierra Youth Coalition's Sustainable Campuses Conference in October of 2012. This 3-day conference was designed for participating students to share sustainability events and ideas with members of other Canadian universities and discuss the challenges and successes they have experienced.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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