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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 Gold
Overall Score 70.03
Liaison Nancy Wilkin
Submission Date May 26, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Royal Roads University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 4.00 Brie Haley
Team Member
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

"Royal Roads University defines “Sustainability” as living and managing activities in a way that balances social, economic, environmental and institutional considerations to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Royal Roads Sustainability Plan, 2013)


The website URL for the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Not Applicable


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Not Applicable


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

The LIC (Learning and Innovative Center) Building at Royal Roads has innovative water technologies, for example, collection of non-potable water to be reused for toilets and irrigation which will result in water savings estimated at 1.7 million litres per year. It has
95 per cent of construction waste diverted from landfill, efficient natural gas heating system, solar hot water system.
Energy performance to be optimized through the atrium, with "chimney effect" ventilation etc.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Not Applicable


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

Not Applicable


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Royal Roads University has a sustainability map that outlines all the areas on campus . It points out the speed limit, trails, bike racks, trails, wheelchair accessible parking, etc.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Royal Roads outlines several alternative methods of transportation to campus to reduce emissions from cars. Several ways include Ride-Share, carpooling, taking the bus, biking to campus or living a walkable distance to campus.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Royal Roads has incorporated green living into the residential experience by promoting power and water conservation, reducing paper consumption and other waste, promoting alternative transportation options and improving the overall community based lifestyle.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
No

A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

An alternate method of coverage is in the alumni newsletter. This newsletter outlines the sustainability initiatives currently ongoing at Royal Roads and future plans.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
No

A brief description of this material:

Not Applicable


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
No

A brief description of this material:

Not Applicable


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

A brief description of this material:

Not Applicable


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

A brief description of this material:

Not Applicable


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

A brief description of this material:

Not Applicable


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

A brief description of this material:

Not Applicable


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

A brief description of this material:

Not Applicable


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

A brief description of this material:

Not Applicable


The website URL for this material:
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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.