New report presents more evidence of university’s sustainability excellence
UOIT’s green efforts recognized provincially and internationally
November 29, 2016
A new report from the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) offers more kudos to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) environmental leadership. The COU’s latest Going Greener report issued November 29 highlights the university’s We Grow Trees campaign driven by the Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability.
Throughout 2016, the university has received recognition from the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) program for its achievements on energy efficiency, water management and overall sustainability performance. The assessments earned the university a prestigious Gold Rating under the STARS reporting system.
- Link to COU’s Going Greener report (Read university’s profile on page 14)
Each year the COU issues a comprehensive report on energy efficiency improvements on campuses around the province. Going Greener outlines the steps universities take to decrease their emissions and their overall environmental footprint.
Recent stories and links the university’s sustainability efforts
- UOIT tops international list for commitment to energy sustainability
- International recognition for UOIT’s sustainability achievements
- UOIT’s faculty and staff grow trees to support university’s sustainability efforts
- It’s easy to be green at UOIT
- University’s Go Green Stay Blue platform fosters green initiatives on campus and in the community through active student, staff and faculty engagement
- Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan
“The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is proud of its visionary approach and commitment to sustainability. Through our Office or Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability we’ve strengthened community partnerships, developed new processes and implemented long-lasting solutions that address challenges and reduce negative environmental and fiscal impacts.”
-Melissa Mirowski, Asset and Sustainability Planner, Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
“Universities are building partnerships to make positive changes in our world. Through student and staff engagement, and by collaborating with local government, agencies and businesses, our universities are helping build a greener community and creating a more sustainable future for us all.”
-David Lindsay, COU President and CEO
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