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Welcome Sustainability Across  Canadian Campuses   Doug Wotherspoon AASHE Presentation, Raleigh, November 2008
 
North vs. South
Background <ul><ul><li>38 universities and 27 colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acadia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Algonq...
Sustainability Overview <ul><ul><li>Definition of Sustainability </li></ul></ul>
Sustainability Overview
Sustainability Overview <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift to Bruntland definition </li><...
Governance <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of models  (UofT, UBC, Concordia) </li></...
Funding <ul><ul><li>Resource realities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Silent majority: Staff of 0-1 & funding up to $100,000 <...
Funding <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private/Government funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Green Building <ul><ul><li>26 New or Planned Buildings </li></ul></ul>
Green Building <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green roofs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimu...
Transportation Most mature and comprehensive of all sustainability programs
Transportation <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UPASS  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex parkin...
Engagement - Students <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pledge programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Engagement – Faculty & Staff <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability websites/portals...
Food <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bottled water free zones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exp...
Climate & Energy <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon neutrality/commitment </li></ul></ul...
Curriculum & Research <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of existing programs </li><...
Waste, recycling & operations <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition to waste targets & ...
Thank you   Doug Wotherspoon Executive Director, Advancement Algonquin College [email_address] www.sustainablecampus.ca
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  1. 1. Welcome Sustainability Across Canadian Campuses Doug Wotherspoon AASHE Presentation, Raleigh, November 2008
  2. 3. North vs. South
  3. 4. Background <ul><ul><li>38 universities and 27 colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acadia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Algonquin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carleton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concordia Confederation Dalhousie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fleming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>George Brown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant MacEwan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kwantlen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manitoba </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McGill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McMaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mount Royal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NAIT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Queen's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Royal Roads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ryerson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAIT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sherbrooke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thompson Rivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UBC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNBC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U of Alberta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U of Calgary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>U of Guelph </li></ul><ul><li>U of Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>U of Saskatchewan </li></ul><ul><li>uOttawa </li></ul><ul><li>uPEI </li></ul><ul><li>uVic </li></ul><ul><li>UWO </li></ul><ul><li>York </li></ul><ul><li>Waterloo </li></ul><ul><li>Winnipeg </li></ul>
  4. 5. Sustainability Overview <ul><ul><li>Definition of Sustainability </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Sustainability Overview
  6. 7. Sustainability Overview <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift to Bruntland definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase in Presidential, BOG, & academic interest/involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitments (Talloires, Halifax Climate Action) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability rankings </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Governance <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of models (UofT, UBC, Concordia) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory Councils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for sustainability policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive sustainability plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UBC policy , Dalhousie, UofT , York Advisory Councils </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Funding <ul><ul><li>Resource realities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Silent majority: Staff of 0-1 & funding up to $100,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich cousins: Staff of 2-5 & funding up to $250,000 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Funding <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private/Government funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus co-funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revolving loan fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student/Staff levy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UBC model, UofT’s partnerships UofA’s loan fund, Dal, UofG & Concordia student levies </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Green Building <ul><ul><li>26 New or Planned Buildings </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Green Building <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green roofs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum LEED Gold for new construction, LEED Silver for existing </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Transportation Most mature and comprehensive of all sustainability programs
  13. 14. Transportation <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UPASS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex parking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bike repair, rental, & storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Car sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UBC’s TREK , uVic’s SPOKES & uOttawa’s Sustainable Transportation Program </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Engagement - Students <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pledge programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student/Residence Ambassadors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student leadership on policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Sustainability Summits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UofC’s Eco-Rep , UofA’s ECOS Sustainable Concordia EnviroWestern , UofT Seeds of Change </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Engagement – Faculty & Staff <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability websites/portals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departmental sustainability coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty & staff champions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UBC’s Sustainability Coordinators , </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Food <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bottled water free zones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded composting programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buy local programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus farmers markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fair Trade Campus designation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dalhousie’s Farm-to-Table , uVic’s FoodRoots </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Climate & Energy <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon neutrality/commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal GHG audits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Climate/Energy plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student funded green energy purchases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Change Statement , uVic’s 5% UofG’s student fund , UofT’s Rewire </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Curriculum & Research <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of existing programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability General Elective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiential learning opportunities/projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UBC SEEDs , UofT’s Student Research , Royal Roads </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Waste, recycling & operations <ul><ul><li>Trends & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition to waste targets & communicating impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green purchasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student led electronics recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MACgreen , UofC , Concordia’s R4 </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Thank you Doug Wotherspoon Executive Director, Advancement Algonquin College [email_address] www.sustainablecampus.ca

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