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New report presents more evidence of university’s sustainability excellence

UOIT’s green efforts recognized provincially and internationally

The university's We Grow Trees challenges participants to learn how to nurture a tree from seed to sapling.
The university's We Grow Trees challenges participants to learn how to nurture a tree from seed to sapling.

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.

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

Quotes

“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

Media contact
Bryan Oliver
Communications and Marketing
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 6709
bryan.oliver@uoit.ca

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