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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 69.67
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Alberta
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Trina Innes
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

-International Sustainable Campus Network
-Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
-Canadian Alliance of College and University Sustainability Professionals
-Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement
-Sustainable Labs Canada


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

-Canadian Alliance of College and University Sustainability Professionals - Alberta Chapter
-City of Edmonton's Environmental Advisory Committee


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

AASHE 2016 Conference
- Presentation: Creating a Community Conversation for Sustainability Strategic Planning
- Presentation: Sustainable Buildings: Utilizing BOMA BEST (Green Globes EB in Canada) to Enhance the Sustainable Operations of your Campus

Sustainable Labs Canada 2016 Conference
- Presentation: Green Labs Program

19th Annual Green Building Symposium 2016
- Presentation: University of Alberta's Green Building Strategy

AASHE 2015 Conference
- Presentation: Building a Sustainable Future at the University of Alberta
- Presentation: University of Alberta - Leaders in Energy Management since 1975
- Presentation: Lessons Learned from Eco Move Out – Discover what works and what doesn’t
- Half-Day Workshop: Engaging Your Campus Community in Sustainability Planning

AASHE 2014 Conference
- Presentation: Sustainability Awareness Week – An incredible engagement opportunity
- Presentation: Green Space Certifications as Tools for a Sustainable Community
- Presentation: Going carbon neutral: What an experience!


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

GREEN GOWN AWARDS 2016
Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges
http://www.sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk/green_gown_awards_2016_sustainability_professio3

The Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the world. The Sustainability Professional Award is open to staff that have the remit for sustainability at a tertiary education institution. It recognises people who have worked hard at pushing boundaries and are doing exemplary work.

CANADA'S GREENEST EMPLOYERS 2019-2016
Mediacorp Canada
http://content.eluta.ca/top-employer-university-of-alberta#green

Canada's Greenest Employers is an editorial competition organized by the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. These employers have developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives – and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership. The University of Alberta has received this award every year since 2009.


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

- Board of Directors, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
- Advisory Council, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
- Conference Steering Committee, Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
- Conference Steering Committee, Sustainable Labs Canada
- Conference Steering Committee, Canada Green Building Council


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

MacEwan University has an emerging sustainability program. The University of Alberta has shared program development tools with MacEwan University and have agreed to serve as peer reviewers on STARS sustainability reports.


Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Earth Hour Race was delivered in collaboration with MacEwan University and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Sustainability Awareness Week included activities that were jointly promoted on other campuses in the Edmonton community.

The Earth Hour Campus Challenge is hosted by the Office of Sustainability and engages about a dozen campuses across the province of Alberta each year.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.