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The Sustainable Campus 2011

This is a lecture for uOttawa's ENV 1101 course on campus sustainability initiaitves
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Jonathan Rausseo

on 9 September 2013

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Transcript of The Sustainable Campus 2011

Sustainability: (n)
development that meets the
need of the community with-
out compromising the ability
for others to meet their needs
WaTeR
Resource depletion
Contamination from agricultural and industrial sources
Access to safe drinking water
eNeRGy
Rising consumption
Giant environmental footprint
Energy security
WaSTe
Hyper consumptive society
Massive secondary impacts
Running out of space to put the stuff
TRaNSPoRTaTioN
One of the largest emittors of GHGs
Major contributor to poor air quality
Lack of active transportation in our society
eMiSSioNS
GHG emissions are rampant world wide
Debate over the impacts continues
Global temperatures rise while extreme weather continues are on the rise
GReeN SPaCe
and BuiLDiNGS

Buildings consume 60% of all the resources we have
Green space and natural habitats are on the decline
Nature deficit disorder is on the rise
FooD
Food shortages are occuring at an alarming rate
Food security is quickly becoming the defining issue of our times
Western agricultural practices are resource intensive
CuRRiCuLuM
and ReSeaRCH

We are currently in the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development... How many people do you think know this? How many people are taking classes about sustainability?
We consume over 1Million liters of water on campus every day
water
OUR VISION
to use no more water than the amount that falls on our campus naturally from rain fall
THE PLAN
to accomplish this we have set a goal of reducing water consumption by 2% every year
TACTICS
waterless urinals
water aeration
water recirculation
rain water management
energy
OUR VISION
to procure all our energy from renewable resources
THE PLAN
reduce energy consumption by 2% annually
TACTICS
heat recovery in buildings
systems re-engineering
solar panels
OUR VISION
to become a zero waste campus
recycling
THE PLAN
to reach a diversion rate of 60% by 2012
TACTICS
campus wide recycling
campus composting
plastics recycling program
sustainable
transportation

OUR VISION
to become a car free campus
THE PLAN
to achieve an 85% modal split
TACTICS
bike share
ride share
bike enclosure
bike coop
u-pass
OUR VISION
to become a carbon neutral campus
THE PLAN
to reduce our emissions by 2% annually
TACTICS
energy efficiency
effective procurement
transportation demand management
OUR VISION
That every building on campus have a LEED Silver certification or better
green house gas emissions
TACTICS
community gardens
functional green space
roof top gardens
food
OUR VISION
to offer one vegan / vegetarian / organic / fair trade food option at every food location on campus
THE PLAN
to become a fair trade certified campus
TACTICS
community gardens
bottled water free campus
Meatless Mondays
Muggy Mondays
buildings
curriculum & research
CML 3101
ENV 1101
LIVING
LABORATORY
everything can be a learning opportunity
bottled water free campus
plastic bag free campus
community gardens
residents composting program
You are the solution
uOttawaSustain
Sustainable campus uOttawa
the Sustainabilitree
jrausseo@uottawa.ca
Scott's philosophy
Everything is crap...
so let's study the crap
Surveys for sustainability
Plants for clean air
Sustainability policy
Envionmental charter of rights
Biodiversity garden
PSA videos to recycle
EVS 3101
ENV 1501
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