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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Sustainability Campus Committee

The Sustainability Campus Committee (SCC) is a multi-campus committee made up of students, staff and faculty from Laurier. The committee works directly with the Sustainability Office to increase awareness and understanding of on-campus sustainability challenges and opportunities. The committee’s primary tasks include reviewing applications and sit on a judging panel for the Sustainable Hawk Fund program.

Action Plan and Annual Report

Continuing its leadership in sustainability, Laurier published its Sustainability Action Plan in 2018. The Plan outlines a five-year strategy to take action on climate change and embed sustainability into every aspect of campus life.

Laurier’s Annual Sustainability Report provides an overview of our sustainability activities each year. It highlights examples of progress made towards achieving the goals outlined in the Action Plan and provides an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned as well as opportunities that lie ahead stars gold rankingfor the coming year.

Awards and Achievements

We are proud to have received a number of sustainability awards and achievements over the years, including:

  • 2019: Named One of Canada’s Greenest Employers
  • 2019Gold Ranking for Sustainable Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARs), an AASHE program
  • 2018: Region of Waterloo Water Efficiency Excellence Award
  • 2017: Corporate Knights Magazine Ranked #3 Greenest Campus in Canada, #1 in Ontario
  • 2017Fairtrade Campus Designation by Fairtrade Canada/Canadian Fairtrade Network
  • 2016: Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC)
  • Inclusion in the 2016 Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Schools
  • 2016: Sustainable Waterloo Region’s TravelWise award for Greatest Increase in Sustainable Commuting
  • 2015: Sustainable Waterloo Region’s award for Environmental Awareness and TravelWise Leadership and Innovation award
  • 2015: Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Environment and Sustainability
  • 2015: AASHE STARS Sustainable Campus Index “Top Performer” for Coordination and Planning
  • 2014: REEP Green Solutions’ RAIN Community Engagement Award
  • 2014: City of Brantford’s Environmental Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC) Environmental Recognition Award, Green Non-Profit

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