uWinnipeg board approves new sustainability plan

January 26, 2012

The University of Winnipeg's board of regents has approved a comprehensive new sustainability plan designed to strengthen eco-friendly practices in all aspects of campus life. Goals that will guide action over the next 4 years include surpassing Kyoto Protocol commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels by 2016, reducing water consumption on campus, and diverting 65% of all waste through composting and recycling by 2014. Since passing its sustainability policy in 2006, uWinnipeg has become an eco-leader among Canadian PSE institutions. It was the first university in Canada to ban bottled water for sale and the first to introduce a sustainable, locally sourced food service on campus called Diversity Foods. uWinnipeg News