The University of Ottawa’s Sustainable Development Committee (SUDCOM) has adopted the 4C model of campus sustainability developed by Plymouth University to address different aspects of sustainability specific to a campus context.
The 4 Cs are:
- Campus — Everything involving procurement for and the physical aspects of the campus, from buying to building, repairing, and everything in-between.
- Community — The social relationships between community members on and off of the campus.
- Culture — The values and policies forming the cultural foundation and influencing the governance of the campus.
- Curriculum — The academic pursuits, the courses and the research activities that constitute the body of knowledge on campus.