USask, Lakehead, Western, Seneca commit to a better climate, sustainable futures

September 8, 2021
The University of Saskatchewan, Lakehead University, and Western University have each recently taken steps to make a positive impact on the climate. Lakehead has declared the upcoming school year to be the Year of Climate Action (YOCA). YOCA will include research awards, a webinar series, a Sustainability City Workshop, a Youth Sustainability Summit, and more. USask has signed a joint pledge with the City of Saskatoon that will expedite the transition to a green economy. The partners have pledged to improve and accelerate equitable climate performance in areas such as equity, diversity, and inclusion; sustainable transportation; and leadership. Western has made changes to its residence food services in order to serve locally and ethically sourced food, provide more options for special dietary needs, and use packaging and cutlery that is environmentally friendly. Seneca College has launched its first sustainability plan, Our Path Forward, which charts its cross-institutional approach to improving sustainability over the next five years. Lakehead | USask | Western | Seneca (ON | SK)