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A Decade of Green

Can’t You See We’re Green?

In 2016, York University was named among the top 100 of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the fourth time. The designation recognizes employers that create an organizational culture of environmental awareness.

April 27, 2016 – “This is a very exclusive list, with only a handful of universities and colleges, and I think this accolade is testament to the great work that has been happening here at York University,” said Faculty of Environmental Studies Professor Martin Bunch, chair of the President’s Sustainability Council, during a special Earth Day event on April 22 at the Keele campus.

To make the list, employers have developed exceptional, Earth-friendly initiatives, and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership.

In addition to the Greenest Employer designation, the University recently received a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

STARS, or the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is the most widely respected and most robust assessment of sustainability in postsecondary education.

“It is very encouraging to receive this external recognition, and it reinforces our determination to continue to innovate and advance sustainability here at York,” said Bunch.

Earth Day, said Bunch, presents an opportunity to reflect on the University’s accomplishments in sustainability.

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