Sustainability

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Who are Camosun Students for Environmental Awareness?

The Camosun College Student Society is dedicated to improving the environmental sustainability of the Camosun College campuses and promoting environmental awareness to the students of Camosun College. In 2008, the CCSS designated a board member with overseeing sustainability-related projects and campaigns. The Sustainability Director, currently Solomon Lindsay, also coordinates Camosun Students for Environmental Awareness volunteer collective. Together, they’ve helped the CCSS proactively lobby Camosun College for more environmentally sustainable practices, resulting in the water bottle refill stations, recycle stations, aquaponic greenhouse and exclusively recycled paper that is used on campus today. The CSEA can also act as the Camosun contingent for greater sustainability-related campaigns such as Make Transit Work, Defend the Coast, and Powershift.


To join in the conversation about sustainability at Camosun, be sure to check out the CCSS Sustainability Facebook group.


Other Initiatives

  • Camosun Sustainability Festival (Coming October 2017)
  • Auto-shutdown software for computer labs at night are a simple, inexpensive way to reduce energy and electric bills, as UBC Okanagan and University of Calgary have recently demonstrated.
  • Consulting with the Make Transit Work coalition to consider additional bus service to Interurban
  • Repurposing the existing Lost & Found areas as “Free Store” convenient pick-up/drop-off locations to encourage active reusing of clothes, school supplies and possibly furniture and books.
  • Free afternoon drop-in documentary screenings to facilitate conversations and act as CSEA meetings
  • Instituting an accessible garden volunteer system for students at both campuses

 Past Activities

  • Lobbying Camosun to adopt 100% recycled paper practices (2007)
  • Lobbying Camosun to install additional water bottle refill stations (2009-2011)
  • Funding the aquaponics greenhouse for Environmental Technology Program (2013)
  • Supporting/Participating in “Defend the Coast – Enbridge Pipeline Protest” (2012)
  • Supporting Powershift 2013
  • “Make Transit Work” Campaign (2012-2015)

What can I do?

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Join the CSEA Camosun Students for Environmental Awareness Facebook group! It’s not just another page to like, it is intended as the headquarters where organization and participation happens and agendas, polls and feedback are posted. CSEA meetings are typically every two weeks at alternating campuses. In addition to volunteers needed for gathering petition signatures and making sure Sustainability Day can be the best event possible, student suggestions, concerns and ideas are always welcomed!

You can contact the Student Society Sustainability Director at:
sustainability@camosunstudent.org

CSEA | CAMOSUN STUDENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS ON FACEBOOK

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