At Humber we always work to make all our campuses more environmentally sustainable. Read on to learn how we’re making this happen, and don’t forget to enter our Earth Week social media contest! (Rules at the end of this post).
- WE ARE FAIR TRADE
In summer 2017, our Lakeshore campus became the first college campus in Ontario to receive Fair Trade Designation from the Canadian Fair Trade Network.
We received the designation for our commitment to ensuring the availability of fair trade products such as coffee, tea and chocolate in vending machines, the bookstore and campus eateries at the Lakeshore Campus. We are pursuing designation at our North Campus later this year.
All the non-branded coffee served at North and Lakeshore is fair trade. Bring your own mug to get a discount!
- WE HAVE BEEHIVES
Ten of them, to be exact – eight at North Campus (six of those in the Humber Arboretum) and two at Lakeshore Campus.
Honey bees are gentle creatures that pollinate approximately 70% of the world’s crops. Honey harvested from the hives is used by students in our culinary programs.
Our Sustainable Urban Beekeeping workshops teach those interested how to keep beehives thriving.
- WE ARE CHARGED UP
In fall 2016 a car charging station for electric vehicles was installed in the parking garage underneath Lakeshore Campus’s Student Welcome and Resource Centre. The charging spots are free to park in and use. A total of eight charging stations (16 spots) will be installed in North’s parking garage, currently under construction.
- BIKE AND CAR SHARING
DropBike and Enterprise CarShare services are both available at North and Lakeshore. Join DropBike for a refundable $49 deposit. Bikes can be rented for $1 an hour.
Students, staff and faculty can sign up for Enterprise CarShare for $1. Rental rates start at $6 an hour, including gas and insurance. Both companies will be at North Campus on March 27 and Lakeshore on March 29.
If you ride your bike to campus, there’s bike parking aplenty at both North and Lakeshore, and a self-serve bike repair station at each campus. Lakeshore also has a secure bike room with space for 45 bikes. This spring, new bike rooms are coming to both campuses.
- BRING US YOUR E-WASTE
Each semester we host E-Waste Collection Week at North and Lakeshore campuses – the perfect time to dispose safely of your old computers, printers, phones, cameras and MP3 players.
From March 26 to 29 you can drop your E-Waste between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at our ITS Support Centres (NX212 at North; A212 at Lakeshore) or the library front desk at both campuses.
- LEED CERTIFIED
The Learning Resource Commons (LRC) at North is rated LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for sustainability. Features include 94 per cent construction waste diversion, a green roof and energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems. All our new buildings are designed to meet a minimum LEED Silver standing. Our newest LEED Silver designated buildings include the Student Welcome and Resource Centre and gym at Lakeshore.
The #SustainHumber Contest
By entering the Humber College @HumberToday and #SustainHumber Contest, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and any and all terms and conditions as set forth by Humber College. In addition, participants agree to adhere by the following:
ELIGIBILITY: You must be a current Humber College or University of Guelph-Humber student with a valid student identification number, who is a resident of Ontario and has reached the age of majority.
HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. Read the Sustainability story on Humber Today and tell us what fact #3 is. Share the answer on Twitter using #SustainHumber and tag @HumberToday and @SustainHumber. You must be following @HumberToday and @SustainHumber to qualify. You can also enter by commenting on the @humbercollege Instagram contest post. One entry per student. Content that is considered hateful, rude, inappropriate, offensive or distasteful by Humber College, in its sole discretion, will not be accepted. Humber College may and will disqualify any participant from the contest at its sole discretion. Three winners will be announced on March 29, 2018 and will be randomly chosen. @HumberToday Twitter will publicly announce the winners and the students will be contacted directly to claim their prizes.
DECLARING WINNERS: This contest runs from March 26, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to March 29 at 12:00 p.m. The winner will be announced once the contest has ended.
PRIZES: Winners will receive a Fairtrade canvas bag, Humber Honey, reusable cutlery, reusable Humber Sustainability water bottle and eco-friendly made Sustainability t-shirt. Prizes must be accepted “as-is”; substitution for cash value is not permitted.
DISCLAIMER: Entry into the Humber College #SustainHumber Contest constitutes complete permission to Humber College to use, edit or modify all submissions (including names, pictures, and likenesses) for any and all of Humber College's purposes in its sole discretion. Such purpose may include but is not limited to advertising and trade (including but not limited to display on the Humber College web sites or on Humber College social media accounts) in any manner or medium whatsoever or not at all, without further compensation, notification or approval, unless prohibited by law. If there are discrepancies between any disclosures or other materials made or provided by Humber College and others and these rules, then any rules chosen at Humber College's sole discretion shall prevail and control. Humber College is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the promotion including any technical malfunctions that prevent entries from being received, or in the announcement of winners. Entrants agree to release Instagram from all liability. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram.