Wilfrid Laurier University

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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

Reduction Commitment:

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

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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.

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