Capilano University
Location: 2055 Purcell Way North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 3H5
Size of student body: 7500
Student Union:
Affiliation: Canadian Federation of Students Local 5

Sustainability Office
Capilano University, Dogwood building, Room 101
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, B.C., V7J 3H5
Tel: 604.986.1911 ext. 7354

Staffing: Student interns – 4; funded through normal dept.

Funding: EC Hydro funding, EarthWorks – fundraising event

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Environmental/Social Justice Student Clubs
The FoodWorks
Type of Club: multi-stakeholder campus food strategy group
Ideology/Affiliation: (if applicable)   example: OPIRG, Regenesis, etc.
Model: Supported by Meal Exchange and the Sierra Youth Coalition as one of 9 campuses participating in the national Campus Food Systems Project
Founded: 2011
Funding: non-profit grants (applied for & won from Vancouver Foundation by student coordinator – myself) on the basis that we are in the 2nd year of start up and the FoodWorks group is identifying how to sustainably fund a student intern to continue facilitating this project.


Name of Initiative: Community Garden
Physical Address: the north end of campus, north-west of the Maple building
Type of Initiative: Community Garden
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Include:Sustainability Office Funding, Student-Club Funding, Student-Union Funding,fixed funding for student organizations (such as at Wilfred Laurier),Student-levies (include amounts given to each applicable group/initiative; how to go about running a levy, what can levies fund, what restrictions are on levies [e.g. some universities forbid any funding going to external organizations], the varying amounts of levies, etc.)

Sustainable Building - The CSU has set the bar for sustainable construction practices on campus with its Treehouse eco-design project. The Treehouse (LB 131 in the Library building, by the free telephone) features organic flax textiles, recycled wood, strawboard, energy efficient lighting, and low-VOC paints. It was designed and built by Rodney F. Cottrell holistic architecture and Connexion Developments Ltd. in partnership with the CSU.

The Building Levy - In 2000, Capilano students voted in favour of collecting fees to build a new Students’ Union building. The fee is $1.00 per credit up to a maximum of $10.00 per semester.

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