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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 45.73
Liaison Jill Pelkey
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Brunswick
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

Sustainability Advisory Committee - The University of New Brunswick Fredericton, through the Sustainability Program, will function in a manner that ensures a simultaneous pursuit of environmental stewardship, economic prosperity and social equity.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

John Bigger - Associate VP Campus Operations
Tom Gilmore - Energy Manager
Danielle Smith - Sustainability Coordinator
Martin Hann - Senior Technologist
Van Lantz - Dean of Forestry & Environmental Management
Kathy Wilson - Associate VP Academic
Dean Martin - Director of Residence Life
UNBF Student Union Representative
Adam Wilson - Faculty of Engineering Representative


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability Office aims to maintain a Sustainability Advisory Committee that provides insight and leadership to the growth of a sustainability program at UNBF. Coordinate and assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of an Institutional Sustainability Plan that outlines key indicators, goals, targets and measurements in water and waste conservation, energy management, transportation, food services and education. Support and promote appropriate sustainability policies, procedures, and initiatives in all aspects of UNBF campus operations. Encourage the inclusion of sustainability and environmental awareness in teaching and learning curriculums, co-curricular settings, and other opportunities. Share and communicate sustainability initiatives through celebrating successes and supporting events for students, staff, faculty and the public.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
4

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Tom Gilmore: Energy Manager - Tim Cross: Energy Coordinator; Danielle Smith - Sustainability Coordinator; Jill Pelkey - Climate Change Officer

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

BOMA BESt certifiations, free food planters, wildlife friendly gardens, medicine wheel garden, interactive tree trail, orientation week presence, waste audits, increased energy efficiency, expansion of the sustainability team, sustainability engagement sessions, sustainable food engagement sessions, climate change engagement sessions and focus groups, developing a climate change action plan, development of a sustainable food plan, approval to build a campus community garden, community partnerships, Green Review


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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.