Sustainability

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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.

In 2019, Lakehead University launched its inaugural Sustainability Plan. The Plan is comprehensive, covering the sustainability of the institution’s academics, operations, engagement, and planning and administration. While implementation of the plan will be a collective effort across the University, the Office of Sustainability will oversee its fulfilment.

The plan was a collective effort, developed by the Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with numerous faculty, staff, students, and community members who sit on the University’s Sustainability Stewardship Council and its Working Groups.

Year of Climate Action

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

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News & Events


News

Sep
3
Lakehead University declaring the upcoming school year the Year of Climate Action

“Science demands a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in each year of this decade if we want to avoid the worst of human-caused climate... full story

Nov
26
Lakehead University’s Board of Governors announces plan to divest from fossil fuel holdings

At its November 26, 2020 meeting, Lakehead University’s Board of Governors approved a motion that will see the institution divest from its fossil... full story

Jun
5
The Spring Sustainability Newsletter is available online

Read the latest edition of the Sustainability Newsletter which covers various topics.

May
11
Commuter Challenge Cancelled for 2020

One of our favourite annual campaigns, Commuter Challange, is cancelled this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The campaign's decision is... full story

Events

Sep
24
Global Climate Strike - Fridays for Future #UprootTheSystem 12:00 PM
City Hall, 50 Andrew St. S. Orillia
Sep
28
The YOCA Q&A 12:00 PM
Webinar