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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mark Kirkpatrick
Submission Date July 23, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Loyalist College
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Becky MacWhirter
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have one or more co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that fall into the following categories?:
Yes or No
Active student groups focused on sustainability Yes
Gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems No
Student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes Yes
Sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills No
Conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience No
Cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience No
Wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles Yes
Sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences No
Programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills ---
Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution No
Graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions No
Other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives ---

The name and a brief description of each student group focused on sustainability:

Loyalist students living in residence formed a Sustainability Committee to develop ideas and implement activities that help students living in res reduce their environmental footprint. The group meets regularly and has Loyalist staff support.

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) provides students with opportunities to use media to increase hunan rights and social justice awareness within the College, throughout the city, and around the world.


The website URL where information about student groups is available:
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A brief description of gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems:
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The website URL where information about the organic agriculture and/or sustainable food systems projects and initiatives is available:
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A brief description of student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes:

Enactus is an international non-profit organization dedicated to enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Enactus Loyalist College was established in 2009 and has grown to encompass 50+ students from a wide breadth of academic programs. Their projects address community needs from Napanee to Quinte West, and from the Prince Edward Country across Hastings County.

For instance, one project underway is F.A.R.M. (Full-circle Agricultural Recycling Management), a collaborative community-based business solution that is working with local farmers to help address the challenges they face with the disposal of used bale wrap, a material that is currently non-recyclable. The goal of this program is to design and implement a waste management program to successfully recycle the material.


The website URL where information about the student-run enterprise(s) is available:
A brief description of the sustainable investment or finance initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable investment or finance initiatives is available:
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A brief description of conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:
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The website URL where information about the event(s) is available:
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A brief description of cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:
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The website URL where information about the cultural arts event(s) is available:
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A brief description of wilderness or outdoors programs for students that follow Leave No Trace principles:

All of the events run in Loyalist's co-curricular outdoors program (canoeing, hiking, spelunking, etc.) follow the seven Leave No Trace principles – these principles are explained in detail when meeting as a group with student participants prior to trip dates and then demonstrated throughout the events themselves.


The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors program(s) is available:
A brief description of sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:
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The website URL where information about the theme is available:
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A brief description of program(s) through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-focused student employment opportunities:
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The website URL where information about the student employment opportuntities is available:
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A brief description of graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions:
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The website URL where information about the graduation pledge program is available:
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:
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The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available:
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