Mohawk College board approves environmental management plan

November 16, 2011

Mohawk College is the first Ontario college to implement a comprehensive environmental management plan that sets substantial carbon emission reduction targets. Last week, Mohawk's board of governors voted unanimously to adopt the plan, which commits the institution to a 20% reduction of 2007 baseline carbon emissions by 2020, exceeding both provincial and federal targets. The plan outlines 8 pillars representing key areas of focus and support for cutting carbon emissions: alternative energy; change management; facility operations and future buildings; local food and health and wellness; procurement; tracking, reporting, and communications; transportation and vehicle emissions; and waste management and paper consumption. Mohawk College News Release