Mohawk works on building a sustainable environment

November 5, 2008

Mohawk College has added sustainability to the goals listed in its strategic plan. To push the initiative forward, the college has created the position of sustainable environment project co-ordinator. Lory Vanderzwet, who teaches environmental technicians at Mohawk, hopes to draw up a 3-year plan on reducing the college's footprint before her position ends in April. Her first focus will be on reducing waste and improving recycling, followed by encouraging the college community to use public transit, car pool, or cycle. Mohawk has already added a new heating and cooling system, as well as low-wattage fluorescent lighting. Hamilton Spectator