Carleton Ranks 2nd in Canada and 35th in the World for Campus Sustainability

By District Energy posted 12-18-2019 16:01

  

Carleton Newsroom

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Carleton University has placed 35th among 780 ranked universities – as well as first in Ontario and second in Canada – in the 2019 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings measuring campus sustainability around the globe.

Universities participating in the ranking were evaluated on six indicators: setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste management, water, transportation, and education.

“Carleton is among the top universities in the world for sustainability policies, practices and campus infrastructure,” said President Benoit-Antoine Bacon. “The global ranking also places Carleton first in Ontario for our sustainability in education. We’re not only making our campus more sustainable, we’re integrating research, education and sustainability as one.”

Carleton University has a strong commitment to embedding continuous environmental and sustainable improvement into its operations and to finding new and innovative ways to demonstrate sustainability leadership in its research, teaching, learning and operations. This commitment allows Carleton to reduce its environmental impact while ensuring that both existing and future generations of students, staff and faculty continue to enjoy our beautiful campus.

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