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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.

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



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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

The Spring Sustainability Newsletter is available online

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

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

Recycle Your Office Supplies

On March 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., drop off your ink and toner cartridges/drum units/writing supplies/batteries at the designated station in... full story