TORONTO, ON – Humber College was named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers by MediaCorp Canada for the fourth year in a row. The Greenest Employer award recognizes employers that lead the nation in making environmental values part of their organizational culture.

“Sustainability is one of Humber’s core values. That means we have to live and breathe it in everything we do, from how we build new buildings and retrofit existing ones, to how we teach sustainability concepts inside and outside the classroom and how we partner and collaborate with our community,” said Lindsay Walker, Manager, Office of Sustainability. “We are proud to be recognized for our efforts related to reducing our campus energy use and emissions, engaging our campus community on what sustainability means in our daily lives and how we are integrating sustainability into our curriculum.”

Event:

Humber celebrates being selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

Date/Time:

Monday, April 22, 2019
2 p.m.

Location:

IGNITE Student Centre
North Campus, 205 Humber College Blvd.

Photo/Interview Opportunity:

Members from Humber’s Sustainability Steering Committee and staff from Humber’s Office of Sustainability will be available for interviews

Humber has committed to ensuring that all new college buildings will be constructed to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Sustainability is an integral part of Humber’s culture and community. The college’s sustainable initiatives include:

  • A new Commuter Hub which includes 16 electric vehicle charging stations, a secure bike parking room for 100 bikes, and 1,000 car parking at Humber’s North Campus.
  • The new Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation is targeting LEED Platinum certification and is a net-zero energy building as a result of the solar panels on the Commuter Hub.
  • Lakeshore Campus was the first Ontario college campus to be awarded a Fairtrade Campus Designation in 2018. Humber also became the first Ontario college to have multiple campuses designated when North Campus received the designation in February 2019.
  • Humber is working towards embedding sustainability as a key competency in all of its programs as part of the college's focus on graduating career-ready citizens.
  • 20 EV stations across both campuses – the most at any Ontario postsecondary institution.
  • In 2017, a Food Learning Garden was built in the Arboretum at the North Campus to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students and community members about sustainable urban agriculture, local food security, and how to grow and harvest their own fresh healthy food.

To learn more about Humber’s long-term sustainability vision and goals and to view the 2014-2019 Humber Sustainability Plan, visit humber.ca/sustainability.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber College is a global leader in polytechnic education. Combining in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections, Humber provides career-focused education to 33,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time and continuing education students across three campuses. The college offers a comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, Ontario graduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

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For more information, please contact:
Nadia Araujo
Media Relations and External Communications Specialist
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
416.675.6622 ext. 5479
nadia.araujo@humber.ca