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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.

Gold

STARS v2.1

Western University

London, ON, CA


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Gold 74.42 Dave Cano Feb. 1, 2018 Download
Western appeals to students with a broad world view, those seeking to study, engage with and eventually lead in the global community. Students from more than 100 countries share in classroom experiences that broaden personal ... read more
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 14.00 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 6.65 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. From fundamental to applied discovery, its researchers advance knowledge that provides tangible benefits for the economic, social, health and cultural development of citizens in London ... read more
Credit Status Points
Research and Scholarship Complete 12.00 / 12.00
Support for Research Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Open Access to Research Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Assessing Sustainability Culture Complete 0.50 / 1.00
Employee Educators Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Continuing Education Complete 0.68 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 1.67 / 5.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 1.33 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
In 2009, a new provincial Regulation was approved, mandating the quantification and reporting of GHG emissions starting in 2011. Western decided to act proactively and during summer 2010 conducted a comprehensive inventory of its GHG ... read more
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 7.01 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 0.50 / 1.00
Western was founded in 1878 and spans over 450 hectares of land. We take pride in our landscape and beautiful buildings. We strive to incorporate sustainability into the maintenance of our green spaces, as well ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 1.50 / 5.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Facilities Management has a multi-disciplinary team who works on conservation and efficiency projects with partners of Western. For the last 25 years, our experts have made improvements to the buildings and their systems to save ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 3.90 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.05 / 4.00
In 2007, Hospitality Services recognized the need to take responsibility and action with regards to being more sustainable. They quickly realized "Sustainability" encompasses so much. They realized they had influence in Western's day-to-day operations ... read more
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 0.94 / 6.00
Sustainable Dining Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Western was founded in 1878 and spans over 450 hectares of land. We take pride in our landscape and beautiful buildings. We strive to incorporate sustainability into the maintenance of our green spaces, as well ... read more
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 0.98 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Western acknowledges the potential negative environmental impacts associated with development. As a result, Western has committed to incorporating sustainable practices into all aspects of operations. In alignment with Western’s Policy on Environment and Sustainability ... read more
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Procurement Complete 2.25 / 3.00
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.80 / 1.00
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete 0.85 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.02 / 1.00
Western maintains that there needs to be safe and efficient networks to support pedestrian, bicycle and bus traffic as well as provide for visitor parking. Western’s campus-wide system of pathways and sidewalks provides good ... read more
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.04 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 1.60 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.67 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization and Diversion Complete 3.48 / 8.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.83 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Western University is committed to water conservation. We are currently undergoing an energy and water master plan in order to ensure we are taking a coordinated and integrated approach to water management on campus. Through ... read more
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 0.62 / 4.00
Rainwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 3.50 / 4.00
Participatory Governance Complete 2.25 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 1.89 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.00 / 3.00
Affordability and Access Complete 3.22 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Complete 2.12 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Complete 0.72 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 0.97 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 0.79 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Fair Trade Campus Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Credit Status Points
Innovation A Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation B Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation C Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation D Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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