4000-5-6Sustainability Policy

Issue Date:
November 24, 2011

Upon request, the college will provide a copy of this policy in an alternate format.

Institutes of Learning ‐ Colleges ‐ have a tremendous opportunity to influence civic life. Our operational, academic and community connections are strong and broad reaching. Through our values and knowledge we are compelled to improve ecological, economic, social, health and cultural conditions for our students, our employees and our community.

The process of sustainability is a pathway of continual improvement where actions protect and enhance human and natural resources needed by future generations to enjoy a quality of life equal to or greater than our own.

As an institution of higher learning it is our responsibility to contribute, model and educate about long‐lasting sustainable solutions.

Lambton College expresses its commitment to sustainability in its Strategic Plan and by being a signatory to the Association of Canadian Community Colleges' Pan‐Canadian Protocol for Sustainability

Lambton College honors its sustainability commitment to maximize its contribution to a sustainable future and provides sustainable development leadership through academic activity, operations and involvement in the community as expressed in its Sustainability Strategic Plan.

Lambton College strives for a culture of sustainability that is reflected in the words we use, the policies we make, and the actions we take.

We recognize that sustainability is a path that is ever changing. This reality is reflected in an on‐going process of sustainability goal setting, planning, implementation, measurement, and evaluation.

Policy

As per the agreement with the Association of Canadian Community Colleges' Pan‐Canadian Protocol for Sustainability Lambton College will:

  • incorporate the principles and best practices of sustainability in corporate documents and reports such as mission statements, strategic plans, annual reports, and policies;
  • develop an institutional sustainability plan that includes mechanisms for tracking progress;
  • integrate the principles of sustainability within curriculum to enable students and communities to develop competencies and commitment to contribute to a sustainable future;
  • incorporate sustainability practices in procedures and operations such as green standards for buildings, alternate energy sources, Energy Star certification for products, and energy efficient transportation;
  • integrate sustainability principles in cultural, sports, recreational and other activities;
  • participate in sustainability networks and consortia, sharing exemplary practices, research, and models; and,
  • work collaboratively with government, business and the community to develop and implement joint strategies to move society toward sustainability.

For questions or concerns regarding policies, please contact:

Jim Elliott
Director, Quality Assurance & Institutional Research
519-542-7751 x 3489
jim.elliott@lambtoncollege.ca

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