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President's memo: Students and staff invited to help build Mohawk's first environmental management plan

During the next 45 days, you can play a key role in helping build an environmentally sustainable Mohawk.

Sustainability, quality and innovation, are Mohawk’s three strategic priorities. At Mohawk, we measure our sustainability relative to a triple bottom line of financial, environmental and social responsibility.  Reducing our college’s carbon footprint is good for both the environment and ultimately our bottom line. Every dollar we save through increased energy efficiency and reduced waste is a dollar we can invest in our students.

Mohawk’s Sustainability Steering Committee is creating the college’s first environmental management plan. Chaired by Piero Cherubini, Dean of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship, the committee is completing a greenhouse gas inventory for Mohawk as part of the environmental management plan. The committee will use the inventory to set Mohawk’s baseline carbon footprint and identify areas for improvement.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to Carbon Roundtables being held at each campus by the Sustainability Steering Committee over the next month and a half. The committee will share results of the greenhouse gas inventory and ask for big and small ideas on how to reduce our carbon footprint. Your ideas will help the steering committee develop and deliver an environmental management plan to senior management by March 31st.

The Sustainability Steering Committee will be sending out open invitations to the Carbon Roundtables this week. You can register online or by contacting Sustainability Initiatives Coordinator Alan Griffiths at ext. 4168.  I encourage you to take part in a roundtable and help build our college’s first environmental management plan. Together, we can make Mohawk a leader in sustainability within our community and across the Ontario college system.

Rob MacIsaac


Mohawk College