Canadian Campuses Create Sustainability Action and Policy


In Canada, sustainability has become a major issue on college campuses throughout the country. A generation of students is creating new sustainability habits and influencing official policy. The University of Toronto now has a 74 percent recycling rate, one of the highest of any institution in Canada. At McGill University, agriculture programs produce local vegetables for student dining halls and a Meals on Wheels program. Student projects like these are supported by official university policies. Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia issues an updated president’s sustainability plan every five years, while the University of Alberta has adopted a sustainability commitment and principles policy, and sustainability is a main point in the University of Victoria’s strategic plan. These ideas and practices will undoubtedly affect Canadian business as this student generation moves into the workplace.

John Howell, 3BL Media/Justmeans Editorial Director

Source: The New York Times