Taryn Wilkinson, NC’s sustainability coordinator, has been elected co-chair of the Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals (OCUSP), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting sustainability personnel across postsecondary institutions province-wide.
OCUSP acts as a support network for all sustainability professionals advancing programs in Ontario colleges and universities.
“I am very pleased to have been awarded this unique opportunity to work with other sustainability professionals,” said Wilkinson. “Not only will this be an opportunity to work with other colleges, it will help raise the profile of Niagara College and our sustainability efforts among other institutions.”
A graduate of Niagara College’s Environmental Management and Assessment (Graduate Certificate) program, Wilkinson joined Niagara College as sustainability coordinator in 2012. As sustainability coordinator, Wilkinson helps to advance and facilitate sustainability in operations, student experience and curriculum projects across the College.
Niagara College is emerging as a leader in environmental sustainability in Niagara. The college continues to make progress in pursuit of its sustainability targets, and has achieved Carbonzero status for the Wine Visitor + Education Centre and the Rankin Technology Centre while incorporating several renewable-energy technologies into its operations. In 2013, the College earned a Bronze rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) through its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).
To learn more about sustainability at Niagara College, visit the sustainability web site.