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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
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Liaison Aine Keogh
Submission Date June 28, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Calgary
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Justin Brown
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Office of Sustainability established the Sustainability Stewardship Working Group (SSWG) to build a culture of participation across campus and ensure cross fertilization of ideas and information. Each portfolio under the SSWG is undertaken by students, faculty, and staff. The membership of each portfolio is flexible and adjusts according to the projects being developed.

The Board of Governors also has established the Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability subcommittee which advises the Board and makes recommendations on environment, health, safety and sustainability with respect to university policy and strategic direction.

In 2013 the Academic Committee for Sustainability was launched, undertaking discussions broadly within the academic community about how and where education for sustainability and sustainability literacy should be further developed.


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

The SSWG is comprised of senior personnel that chair working groups in each of the 14 portfolios listed below:
- Governance & Senior Administration
- Engagement & Outreach
- Student Forum
- Supply Chain Management
- Transportation Demand Management
- Energy & Atmosphere
- Water Management
- New & Existing Buildings
- Operations & Maintenance
- Waste Management
- Dining Services
- Health, Safety & Wellness
- Green IT

The membership of the Board of Governors' EHS&S standing sub-committee can be found at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/secretariat/


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The primary purpose of the Office of Sustainability is to enhance the understanding of sustainability in the context of research, teaching and community service , to integrate sustainability broadly into campus operations, and to build participation across the University in sustainability stewardship. The Office of Sustainability supports the University of Calgary in its efforts towards becoming a North American model for sustainability in higher education.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
8

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:
Yes

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Joanne Perdue

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Chief Sustainability Officer

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The primary purpose of the Chief Sustainability Officer is to be both a visionary leader and an organizational strategist to enhance the understanding of sustainability in the context of research, teaching and community service, to integrate sustainability broadly into campus operations, and to build participation across the University in sustainability stewardship. This position reports to both the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and the Vice-President (Facilities Management and Development).


The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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