Welcome to the Lakehead Sustainability Website!

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Sustainability is a diverse, global movement in society, economics, environment, and in higher education. At Lakehead University, sustainability is being considered in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice and equity, Indigenous rights, secure livelihoods, workplace well-being, and leadership for vibrant and resilient communities. 

See the 2019-2024 Sustainability Plan for more information on how Lakehead University is committed to sustainability.

Building a sustainable university means engaging in a culture shift--where all levels of the University including senior administration, faculty, staff, as well as students, work collaboratively together to find innovative solutions to one of the greatest challenges of our times.

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Lakehead University has partnered with Commute Ontario: Learn how to access sustainable transportation options
Faculty, staff and students can now enjoy free programs to help you adopt healthy and sustainable transportation options.
Lakehead University launches first Sustainability Plan, opens outdoor classroom
Lakehead University released its first Sustainability Plan in tandem with one of the Plan’s first projects, an outdoor classroom and stormwater... full story
Commuter Challenge Highlights
Testimonials from employees who took the challenge and commuted to work
2019 Commuter Challenge Results: Our Best Year Ever
Thanks to your hard work, Lakehead Thunder Bay placed #1 in Thunder Bay for a large institution, winning by almost 2%. Lakehead Thunder Bay has... full story

Lakehead University respectfully acknowledges its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples.

Lakehead Thunder Bay is located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. Lakehead Orillia is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy.

Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses, and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation.