Page 3 - Sustainability Plan
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1. Energy & Emissions
■ Reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 11 per cent by 2020
■ Reduce energy use within our existing built environment by 10 per cent in order to maintain current usage level per unit area, to account for growth of the campus.
■ Ensure new construction is built to LEED gold (or equivalent) standard
■ Take further action to reduce GHGs by 50 per cent by 2020
2. Paper & Printing
■ Reduce printing by 20 per cent
■ Reduce single-sided printing to 20 per cent
by 2020
3. Composting & Recycling
■ Achieve 80 per cent waste diversion rate
■ Achieve a 20% increase in composting
■ Continue to expand our network of branded compost and recycling stations on campus
■ Provide recycling orientation training to all new students, faculty and employees
4. Water Conservation
■ Maintain current water usage level
■ Expand our network of water bottle
 lling stations
■ Include our message of water conservation in orientation for new students,
staff and faculty.
5. Purchasing
■ Work towards 100% environmentally responsible purchasing by 2020
■ Achieve a 11% reduction in  eet vehicle emissions and fuel consumption by 2020
■ Establish a sustainable procurement policy 6. Transportation
■ Reduce the number of single occupant vehicles used to commute to campus by 13 per cent by 2020
■ Achieve a 10 per cent increase in the use of alternative commuting options by 2020
■ Promote options, develop incentive programs and improve amenities for environmentally friendly and safe commuting.
7. Stewardship
■ Continue practicing responsible and sustainable stewardship in collaboration with the Xwsepsum and Lekwungen families and the neighbouring Scia’
new and T’Sou-ke families, as well
as the communities of the Westshore.
■ Develop and implement a  ve-year plan for the removal of invasive plant species on the campus core.
■ Study and protect the ecological signi cance of the campus lands, with special recognition of the rare Garry Oak ecosystem
■ Create outdoor learning space on campus
8. Curriculum & Research
■ Continue to directly sponsor at least one applied learning student project per year
■ Seek out and support interdisciplinary learning opportunities and continue to provide students with projects
that address real world sustainability challenges.
9. Engagement
■ Increase campus-wide sustainability engagement through participation in 100 per cent of the orientation programs on campus, for both new employees and students
■ Implement a strategic sustainability communications plan
■ Create a sustainability team on campus composed of staff, faculty and student representatives
■ Increase the number of sustainability activities/projects supported by the Of ce of Sustainability annually
10. Community Partnerships
■ Continue to create and nurture partnerships and provide opportunities for student projects and cooperative work experiences within the Westshore and Greater Victoria communities.
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