In 2007, when UNBC trademarked itself as Canada’s Green University, we set ourselves on a course towards a more environmentally responsible existence. With each passing year the need to push forward with these efforts becomes more apparent. Although we are still in the early days of our effort to make our campus truly green, our successes have been recognized on several fronts:
- First place for the top campus sustainability project in North America in 2010 by the American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education
- The Environmental Stewardship award for 2011 from the Clean Energy Association of BC,
- Voted #1 in Canada by students for environmental commitment in 2011, and
- One of Canada’s Greenest Employers, 2012.
We are known for our location in a spectacular region with an abundance of natural resources as well as the campus, the environmental focus of much of our teaching and research, and the interests of many of our students. We know that the environment sustains the economic, health, and cultural well-being of our communities and this is reflected in our teaching, research, and campus operations.
By being Canada’s Green University, we’re aiming to be a model for the country, leading the way to a more sustainable future.