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Queen’s CAP Community Forum Two: Survey

Dear Member of the Queen’s Community,

Take the survey now

The university is engaged in planning toward the development and articulation of a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that has both operational and academic components.

Largely based on feedback from the first community form held March 26, 2012, the CAP Advisory Committee has drafted operational strategies for greenhouse gas reduction, as well as assembled some ideas as to how sustainability can be better integrated into the undergraduate curriculum and how research in this area can be better promoted.

Operational Strategies:

Along with a number of smaller scale strategies, the following larger scale GHG reduction strategies are currently going through an extensive feasibility evaluation: 

  • Geothermal Heating/Cooling Systems;
  • Biofueled heating systems;  and,
  • Campus-wide energy retrofits.  

Academic Strategies:

Six curriculum and research integration short-termideas from the March forum are being evaluated by the CAP Working Group:

  • Vision statement for climate change academic and research integration;
  • Verified course list and climate change label for course catalogue;
  • Climate change research activity information clearinghouse;
  • For-credit internship opportunities;
  • Faculty resource list for supporting course upgrades; and,
  • Focused messaging during Orientation Week.

Principal Woolf signed the University and College Presidents’ Climate Change Statement of Action for Canadain February 2010. This pledge commits the university to engage in activities aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and enhancing research and curriculum in the areas of climate. It also requires development of a comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CAP). 

In order to get feedback on the medium and long-term prioritiesfor GHG reduction strategies and climate change curriculum and research integration, we are asking you to complete this survey which is anticipated to take about 10 minutes of your time.  Please be assured that your answers to this survey will be completely confidential.  Only the cumulative results of the survey will be reported. ?  Your opinion matters to us and will help inform the overall CAP.  Thank you for your valuable time and input.

For more information about the CAP or the campus GHG inventory, please visit the Queen’s Sustainability website.

Sincerely,

Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee

Aaron Ball – Sustainability Manager

Adam DiSimine – AMS Sustainability Commissioner

Andrew Pollard - Faculty, Engineering

Ann Browne – AVP Facilities

Brian Cumming – Faculty, Director School of Environmental Studies

Brian Surgenor - Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Bob Pritchett – Associate Director, Community Housing

Cassandra Cummings – QBACC

Charles Sumbler – Senior Associate to the Provost

Chris Mackey – Director Plant Engineering (KGH)

Diana Zeng – MCRC Sustainability Coordinator

Donna Janiec – AVP Finance

Harry McCaughey – Faulty, Geography

John Witjes – Engineering/Operations Director

Karina McInnis – Acting Director, Office of VP Research

Lorinda Peterson – Marketing & Communications

Llynwen Osborne – Waste Diversion Coordinator

Nathan Splinter – Energy Engineer

Paul Maclatchy – Director, Environment & Sustainability Initiatives (City of Kingston)

Samantha Tavenor – SGPS Sustainability Coordinator

Steven Moore – Faculty, School of Business

Warren Mabee – Faculty, Director, Queen's Institute for Energy & Environmental Policy (QIEEP)

Ty Greene - AMS Sustainability Commissioner

 Jack Wallace - SGPS Sustainability Coordinator

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