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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Shannon Craig
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Camosun College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Maria Bremner
Manager
Environmental Sustainability
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Camosun College, through the Office of Environmental Sustainability, has advocated for public policy that supports sustainability in a number of ways. These include:

• Environmental Sustainability Manager collaboration/recommendations to the BC Ministry of Environment, Climate Action Secretariat, around Carbon Neutral Government reporting requirements and the Carbon Neutral Capital Funds program improvements.

• Office of Environmental Sustainability Manager and employees have been involved in various regional committees advocating for improved active and alternative transportation options. These include the Capital Regional District’s (CRD) Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan, CRD Transportation Planning Technical Advisory Committee, Saanich’s Shelbourne Corridor Action Plan Stakeholder Committee and CRD Regional Growth Strategy

Camosun has continued to advocate for improved transit service to serve students through regular communication to BC Transit as well as presentations to the BC Transit Commission.


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:

Not permitted


A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):

Not permitted


The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
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