Canadian PSE institutions implement sustainability measures

July 22, 2013

A recent article in the New York Times is highlighting the many initiatives by Canadian universities to be more environmentally conscious. McGill has implemented several measures, including gardens that produce food used on campus and for local charitable organizations, such as Meals on Wheels. McGill also has a Sustainability Projects Fund, where students pay 50 cents per credit, and the university matches the contribution. uVictoria is another institution with measures to improve the environmental footprint, including campus-wide transit passes and showers for cyclists. uToronto focuses on the behavioural and cultural side of sustainability, by encouraging staff and students to turn out lights and recycle. Many Canadian PSE institutions have implemented sustainability strategies and policies, and continue to work towards improvement, even in the face of budgetary pressure. New York Times