Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. With more than 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research and scholarship combined with a strong student focus, high levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community.
Business Type: Education
25% GHG reduction commitment from 2009 (intensity/square footage)
65% waste reduction commitment from 2012, by 2022
Emissions: WLU began tracking their GHG emissions in 2009 and their waste diversion in 2012. The graph below displays their data thus far.
Notable GHG Reduction and Sustainability Projects
Designated fair trade campus in 2017
Awarded TravelWise award for greatest reduction in transportation emissions (2017)
Corporate Knights(2017): Ranked 3rd in Canada, 1st in Ontario in their Greenest Campuses in Canada Index
Recipient of MOECC Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence (2017)
RAIN Community Engagement Award (2014): Awarded by Reep Green Solutions to the Mino-Kummik Garden for its installed storm water management system.
Environmental Recognition Award – Green Non-Profit (2014): The City of Brantford’s Environmental Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC) presented Laurier with this award to recognize its sustainable building practices.
Member Profile Videos:
- Regional Carbon Initiative Case Study – Wilfrid Laurier University
- Wilfrid Laurier University – Member Profile