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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.

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Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Western University
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,007

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Some environmental dimensions mentioned in the 2007 Report of the Task Force on Strategic Planning include: Western's commitment to preserving 25 acres of land as a nature reserve and "to set an example wherever possible of responsible citizenship, including the area of environmental sensitivity and sustainability. Western is engaged in energy conservation activities on several fronts, including Energy Awareness programs across the campus, recycling, efficiency in building design, and a developing Sustainability initiative" (page 33).


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

Social dimensions are supported in various parts of the strategic plan that impact students, faculty members, and academic leaders. For instance, Western "is committed to recognize and remove the obstacles faced by traditionally under‑represented groups in order to facilitate their access to and advancement at Western" (page 3) and "to develop special initiatives for the recruitment and support of Aboriginal students and first-generation students" (page 8).


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

The 2007 Report of the Task Force on Strategic Planning states that Western is committed to societal responsibility "through our teaching, research and service to the community, we aspire to play a significant role in improving the quality of life and fostering economic development in London and this region, in the Province of Ontario, in Canada, and abroad" (page 3).


The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:

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