April 15, 2019
For Immediate Release
Waterloo – A commitment to carbon-neutrality by 2050, advanced sustainability research and progressive green initiatives earned Wilfrid Laurier University the designation of one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. The annual competition is a part of the Canada's Top 100 Employers initiative led by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
“Laurier leads in environmental research, invests in leading-edge green technology and is committed to engaging the entire community in sustainability initiatives,” said Ulrike Gross, assistant vice-president, Facilities and Asset Management at Laurier. “We set and meet aggressive sustainability goals year after year. Being named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers confirms that we are delivering on a commitment to reduce our environmental impact.”
Laurier creates a culture of sustainability through projects that span the entire university, including operations, academics and community partnerships. The university is committed to advancing sustainability awareness and action on its campuses and beyond.
“We have embedded a culture of sustainability into life at Laurier,” said Pamela Cant, assistant vice-president, Human Resources and Equity. “We’re proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, confirming our commitment to leading in the sustainability revolution and providing our faculty, staff and students with opportunities to make an impact in our local and global communities.”
Highlights of Laurier’s sustainability initiatives:
For more information, read Laurier’s new Sustainability Action Plan, a comprehensive outline of the university’s sustainability goals.
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