About

Parent Organization: Business Development

Niagara College first made environmental sustainability a key strategic priority in 2009, forming the Sustainability Committee in 2011. The Office of Sustainability was launched in January 2015 within the Business Development Division as a formalized extension of the Sustainability Committee. The Office of Sustainability is committed to driving a horizontally and vertically integrated culture of sustainability that goes beyond operations at the college to create living laboratories for student, employee, and community learning. Some notable accomplishments include:

  • Bronze Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  • The sale of bottled water on campus has been banned as Niagara College supports the notion water is a human right and everyone has the right to clean drinking water and that it should not be sold as a commodity
  • The Wine Visitor + Education Centre and the Rankin Technology Centre are carbon neutral certified buildings - Niagara College was the first Canadian Higher Educational Institution to earn Carbon Zero certification
  • Recipient of the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication’s (EECOM) 2014 Outstanding Post-secondary Institution Award
  • Recipient of the 2014 Niagara Region Green Business Award

 Niagara College currently has five year sustainability targets, which include:

  • Paper Consumption. . . . . . . . . . . . 50% Reduction
  • Water Consumption. . . . . . . . . . . . 5% Reduction
  • Waste Generation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65% Diversion Rate
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions. . . . . 10% Reduction
  • Electricity Consumption. . . . . . . . 10% Reduction

Contact Information

  • E-mail: sustainability@niagaracollege.ca
  • Website: http://www.niagaracollege.ca/sustainability
  • Twitter: @Sustain_NC
  • Instagram: @ncsustainability
  • Facebook: Niagara College Sustainability
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Welland, On L3C 7L3