|Submission Date||Nov. 25, 2015|
|Yes or No|
|A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts||Yes|
|A sustainability newsletter||No|
|Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability||No|
|A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability||Yes|
|Building signage that highlights green building features||No|
|Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems||Yes|
|Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed||Yes|
|A sustainability walking map or tour||No|
|A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation||Yes|
|Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians||Yes|
|A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience||No|
|Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat||No|
|Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above||Yes|
The Office of Environmental Sustainability's website holds all information related to environmental sustainability at Camosun College including the Sustainability Plan and other related reports. The website also houses "stories of sustainability," where students, faculty and staff across campus who are enaged in advancing environmentally sustainable initiatives are featured. Additionally, information on alternative transportation options, upcoming events and information on how students can get involved with sustainable initiatives can be found on the site.
Camosun College is proud of the hard work, innovation and ingenuity it's students demonstrate and have a number of avenues in which research and projects are highlighted. Many departments feature student research on their individual websites. The Environmental Technology program and the Mechanical Technology program require students to participate in a public presentation of their final projects. The 2014 Sustainability Report also highlights sustainability related student projects and the Environmental Sustainability Website features environmental and sustainable student related work on occasion.
Aramark is the food service provider at Camosun College. Aramark's Green Thread Program provides information on menu options and ingredients, including on their source and the benefits of eating seasonally, locally, sustainably.
Camosun has signage providing information on garry oak restoration projects and native plant gardens at the Lansdowne campus.
"Getting Here Green" and "Transportation and Parking" brochures provide information regarding alternative transportation options to and from campus and for travelling between both of Camosun College's campuses. The Office of Environmental Sustainability's website also provides formation about sustainable transportation options along with cycling information, the Camosun Express shuttle schedule and more.
The Transportation and Parking website provides information on where to find secured bike parking and individual bike lockers, showers, change rooms and bike fix it stations. The website also houses a number of bike route maps for best ways to cycle to each campus and offers additional resources including links to bike related organizations in the community and bike safety tips and more.
The Office of Environmental Sustainability(OES) had an interactive information booth at the Camosun Welcome Back Cam-Fest at both campuses in September. This past year OES had a large sustainability spin wheel which had sections for various areas of sustainability (transportation, energy, waste, biodiversity and other), students were encouraged to spin the wheel and they were asked a questions about that portion of sustainability at the college. For participating in the activity students were given a reusable mug to use on campus and a reminder that they received 10 cents off hot drinks when they used it at the food services around campus. Also presented was an information poster about the Camosun Express intercampus shuttle along with schedules and ridership information. We had information presented about our modal split numbers and engaged students in thinking about how they got to campus. Further information presented was our Sustainability Plan and Sustainability Annual Report. We had cycling and hiking maps available as well as our internal transportation rack cards.
The Office of Environmental Sustainability released a Sustainability Report in 2014. The report highlights some of the key sustainability initiatives which have been accomplished over years leading up to the development of the Environmental Sustainability Office, and Sustainability Plan. Areas highlighted included energy conservation, waste management and recycling, transportation, materials and resources and landscapes/habitat.
As Camosun College has two campus locations there are "Between Campus Green" rack cards that outline alternative transportation methods specifically related to travelling between the Lansdowne and Interurban campuses. Additionally, the publication offers resources for trip planning as well as tips for setting up video and tele-conferencing.
The student newspaper, Nexus, has a dedicated column for sustainability related news stories. This content is usually provided by the Director of Sustainability (a student position of the Camosun College Student Society). The current director of sustainability has chosen to pursue other avenues to promote sustainability at Camosun this year, however, previous years have seen the sustainability column used regularly.
The Office of Environmental Sustainability is currently working on updating their website to include a page dedicated to student research and projects related to environmental sustainability.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.