UAlberta uses STARS to measure our sustainability performance. It is the world's most widely recognized framework for post-secondary sustainability reporting—420 post-secondary institutions have been rated, and over 800 from six continents are using the reporting tool.
Some highlights from our report
- 45 per cent of faculty are engaged in sustainability research
- 11 of 18 faculties consider interdisciplinary in their tenure and promotion decisions
- Shut The Sash promotes safety and sustainability benefits of properly using fume hoods in labs. In first campaign in Katz, October 2016, fume hood use improved. If improvements continued, it would have saved 1,333 kWh of energy per year.
- 17 gasoline-electric hybrids and 20 electric vehicles in campus fleet.
- 24 per cent less potable water used per capita between 2005-16.
- Established the Sustainable Food Working Group
- Primary dining contractor, Aramark, became Marine Stewardship Council Certified
It Takes a Village
STARS reporting could not have been accomplished without the active support of many leaders including:
Camila Zambrano Narvaez
Nat KavPat Jansen
The university's STARS reports are all publicly and transparently available. Learn how UAlberta performed in each of the many focus areas and see how our campus is improving over time.