Going Greener 2017: The Road to Low-Carbon University Campuses, plainly demonstrates Ontario universities’ commitment to environmental sustainability. The report, its eighth annual edition, looks at ...

Going Greener 2017: The Road to Low-Carbon University Campuses

Published: December 7, 2017

Going Greener 2017: The Road to Low-Carbon University Campuses, plainly demonstrates Ontario universities’ commitment to environmental sustainability. The report, its eighth annual edition, looks at the growing number of courses and programs to help educate students with the skills they need in the green economy, and reports on case studies that demonstrate partnerships between municipalities, businesses, industry and postsecondary institutions that are essential to taking a holistic community approach to environmental issues.

Ontario’s universities are working in partnership with students, their communities and businesses − and taking the lead on their own campuses − to meet environmental challenges and help build a cleaner future. — David Lindsay President and CEO, Council of Ontario Universities
  1. 100% of universities have buildings constructed to recognize sustainable or green building standards, including LEED and Green Globes

  2. 89% of universities have an official sustainability strategy or one underway

  3. 94% of campuses regularly set and review targets for reducing carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, or are in the planning stages

  4. 72% of campuses generate on-site renewable energy such as solar power

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