Devon Fernandes, Sustainability Manager, Leaving Humber College

Devon has developed strong collaborative relationships and friendships with many through his time at Humber. He brought his knowledge of behavior and sustainability together to play an instrumental role in creating, implementing and deepening many sustainability initiatives that have led to real impact for the community, the environment, and Humber.

He contributed to important campus initiatives, including the EDI Taskforce, the Healthy Campus Committee and of course, the development of Humber’s second Sustainability Plan (and the achievement of many actions and goals within). He led Humber’s first Scope 1, 2 and 3 Greenhouse Gas Inventory, the accomplishment of Fairtrade Campus and STARS Gold, creating the well-used Sustainability Library Guide, overhauling the waste systems across both campuses, and developing Humber’s first Climate Action Plan (coming soon). Some of the most impactful work he did was deepening partnerships and collaborations across the institution including IE&E, Human Rights, BASE, Residence resulting in work such as At the Intersection: Environmental Racism workshop.

There is a long list of ways that Devon made an impact while he was here which will ripple through Humber and how many think about sustainability for years to come. He is always a supportive manager and colleague and will continue to be a strong leader in his next position.  I am excited to watch the impact he will certainly make as he moves into his next chapter.

Devon’s last day at Humber will be December 23, 2021. Please join the Sustainability Team in a virtual gathering on December 16, 2021 from 1 to 2 p.m. If you are interested in joining please let me know (

Lindsay Walker
Associate Director, Sustainability