|Approved by:||Board of Regents|
|Approval date:||May 11, 1999|
|Effective date:||May 11, 1999|
|Revised:||April 20, 2012|
|Administered by:||Vice-President (Administration)|
Mount Allison University’s mission is to provide a rigorous liberal education of high quality primarily to undergraduate students.
Because the University is a perpetual and endowed institution, it must be even-handed between the current and future generations. Therefore it must protect the interests of the current generation by operating as efficiently as it reasonably can and by providing a healthy environment for its students, faculty and staff, and it must protect the interests of future generations by operating in a sustainable manner.
Because the University operates in a local and global context, it must also consider the impact it has on others, including its impact on future generations.
For these reasons, Mount Allison seeks to improve its efficiency and to minimise its negative impact on the environment through a program of continual improvement in environmental performance. This will be achieved by implementing a feasible and comprehensive environmental policy with measurable and achievable metrics as set out in its sub policies. Compliance with, and progress towards metrics set out in, the sub-policies is the responsibility of the applicable University departments who are accountable to their respective vice-presidents.
This policy is structured into eight areas: Emission Reduction, Transportation, Water, Waste, Food, Paper, Grounds and Buildings.
The performance indicators and metrics associated with each area will serve as standards, and progress in meeting these standards will be measured through an independent audit process.
2.1 Emission Reduction
The University will endeavour to minimize energy consumption and emissions emanating from heating, electrical consumption and University approved travel and vehicle use as set out in its Emission Reduction Policy.
The University will endeavour to minimise energy consumption and encourage less carbon intensive means of transportation as set out in its Transportation Policy.
The University will endeavour to use water responsibly as set out in its Water Policy.
The University will endeavour to minimize solid waste production and to recycle and divert as much waste as possible as set out in its Waste Policy.
In accordance with that Policy the University will also monitor the use and disposal of hazardous materials.
The University will endeavour to minimize the ecological impact of food consumption and food waste on campus as set out in its Food Policy.
The University will endeavour to minimize the use of paper and paper products as outlined in the Paper Policy and encourage responsible, environmentally-aware paper procurement consistent with the University’s Procurement Policy.
The University will endeavour minimize the ecological impact of its grounds maintenance program as set out in its Grounds Policy.
will endeavour to minimize the ecological impact of the construction,
maintenance and operation of its buildings as set out in its Buildings
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
|The Environmental Issues Committee will have the following membership:|
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES COMMITTEE MANDATE
|The mandate of the Committee will be as follows:|
AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Each summer the University will complete an audit of its compliance with, and the progress made towards goals set out in, at least two of the sub-policies under this Policy, which audit may include criteria from external bodies such as Stars, ISO14000 or others. It is expected the audit will usually be completed by a student.
Policy and related sub-Policies will be included in the University’s
annual legal, regulatory and policy compliance report to the University’s
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November 30, 2012