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Posts from the ‘Sustainability Process’ Category


OC Achieves SILVER STARS Sustainability Rating

We are proud to announce that OC received a SILVER Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) rating for its committment to sustainability in education, operations, planning, administration and engagement!

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Recommendations made to Okanagan College Executive

Your sustainability team has been hard at work.  Our first two mandates were to
  • come up with an action list for short-term, inexpensive and easy-to-implement changes to make the college more sustainable
  • recommend an organizational structure that will enable the creation of a long-term sustainability plan Read more »

Rating and Ranking

Hey dude! – where’s my survey?

The survey is now complete – but don’t worry, this won’t be the last time that there is an opportunity to get involved. Read more »


Penticton Open House – the Talks Continue

Thursday our Open House made its last stop in Penticton.  The people who stopped and visited contributed lots of ideas.  We found that many of the same staff issues came up across the campuses, ie: campus to campus transportation.  Each campus had its own concerns as well, which we made sure went into the survey. Read more »


Kelowna Open House – Good Exposure

In Kelowna we found that many students had already heard about our project in class, and many staff members had already completed the survey online.  It’s great to hear the word is getting out so well. Read more »


Vernon Open House – full of students

Our first Open House was held in Vernon on Tuesday, March 3, 2009.  There were lots of engaged students who stopped to find out more and fill out the survey, as well as a bunch of willing staff members.  Thanks to the Vernon crowd for a good turnout! Read more »


Collecting Ideas

Everyone at Okanagan College has ideas to make the organization more environmentally, as well as socially and financially responsible – and we want to hear yours! Read more »


Deciding on an Assessment Tool

After careful research and consideration, the Sustainability Team has decided to recommend that our institution sign the Talloires Declaration – a commitment towards to environmental sustainability in higher education. Read more »