Laurier is continuing its leadership in sustainability with the implementation of a five-year plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and embed sustainability into every aspect of campus life.
Laurier’s new Sustainability Action Plan offers a comprehensive outline of goals including reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent by 2022, including electric vehicles in campus fleets and increasing access to local food on campus.
"Laurier is building on past progress with new goals in sustainable development," said Laurier President Deborah MacLatchy. "We are committed to making a positive impact on our campuses, in the regions where we operate and in our global community."
Some key initiatives outlined in the plan:
Laurier will also develop an ambitious Carbon Reduction Roadmap throughout 2019. Combined, the Sustainability Action Plan and Carbon Reduction Roadmap will outline Laurier’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and strategies to meet the university’s overarching sustainability goal: to reduce emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 and achieve a carbon neutral campus and sustainable energy resiliency by 2050.