23
April
2015
|
03:26 PM
America/New_York

Media release: Mohawk College named one of Canada's greenest employers for 2nd year in a row

green2015HAMILTON (April 23, 2015) – Mohawk College has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for the second year in a row by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Mohawk is the only college in Ontario, and one of two colleges in Canada, to make the 2015 list of greenest employers. The employers were recognized in a special feature in The Globe and Mail.

“Mohawk is committed to environmental sustainability,” says President Ron McKerlie. “We practice what we teach and we’re proud of the environmental leadership and stewardship demonstrated by our Sustainability Office, students, staff and faculty.”

Some of the reasons why Mohawk was selected as one of Canada’s greenest employers include:

  • A commitment to a 20 per cent carbon reduction target below the 2007 baseline by the year 2020 as part the college’s Environmental Management Plan. Mohawk has exceeded this target by reaching a 24 per cent reduction by the end of 2012 and has set a new target of a 30 per cent reduction by 2020.

  • An environmental program created by and for students to promote sustainable living on and off the campus.

  • Numerous initiatives to encourage faculty, staff and students to consider alternative transit, including discounted transit passes, unlimited transit for full-time students, an on-campus bicycle loan program and online carpool registrations through the Smart Commute program.

  • An on-campus cooperative community-based garden program with garden plots available for individuals, student groups and departments.

  • Design of the 64,000 square foot David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre to meet LEED Gold certification standards, with a commitment to meet LEED standards for all future campus construction and renovations.


Mohawk teaches and serves more than 22,500 full-time, part-time and continuing education students at three campuses in Hamilton. Mohawk was named one of the top employers in Hamilton-Niagara in 2015 and was ranked number one for student satisfaction among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for the fifth consecutive year.

-30-


For more information, contact:

Jay Robb, Director of Communications, 905.979.8893, jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca

Alan Griffiths, Sustainability Manager, 905.575.1212 ext. 4168, alan.griffiths@mohawkcollege.ca