A new World Wildlife Fund program is giving Humber College students the chance to take action on sustainability – on and off campus.

Living Planet @ Campus was designed for college and university students across Canada. Its goal is to inspire students to tackle environmental issues while making their campuses models for sustainability and the preservation of nature.

The work at Humber has already begun, starting when six students won the grand prize at the WWF’s first-ever Designing Change for a Living Planet competition.

“By engaging students in meaningful conservation actions both on and off campus, this program enhances sustainability culture at Humber and promotes the protection of nature,” says Lindsay Walker, Humber’s sustainability manager.

“Regardless of their field of study, opportunities to personally lead change while at Humber, and to achieve Living Planet Leader certification, will help prepare the next generation to make Canada more sustainable.”

Living Planet @ Campus offers digital tools for students to register, track their impact and connect with peers. Students can apply for funding to lead conservation projects. The Living Planet Leader is a self-guided certification that recognizes the skills and experiences students gain that demonstrates their commitment to sustainability.