Niagara College recognized as top performer in 2017 Sustainable Campus Index


This image of NC students hiking the Wetland Ridge Trail at the NOTL Campus is featured prominently on page 3 of AASHE's 2017 Sustainable Campus Index.

Niagara College has been recognized as a top performer in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, ranking 10th overall among associate college institutions.

AASHE’s 2017 Sustainable Campus Index highlights top-performing colleges and universities overall, and in 17 impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

NC was recognized for Engagement for introducing a sustainability pillar to its Leadership Exploration and Development co-curricular program. This allows students to earn co-curricular hours toward the LEAD sustainability stream by participating in sustainability themed workshops, events and other initiatives taking place throughout the academic year.

The inclusion is based on the College’s 2016 STARS submission which received a silver rating.

“Overall, I think it demonstrates that Niagara College is continuing to pursue a reputation of leadership in sustainability, and student sustainability experiential learning is an important part of that,” said Taryn Wilkinson, EP sustainability advisor for the College’s Office of Sustainability. “AASHE is well established as an organizational leader in terms of bringing higher educational institutions together, so to be included in their index is an illustration of our dedication to push sustainability forward.”

“Niagara College’s feature in this report shows its significant leadership and commitment to advance sustainability,” said AASHE’s executive director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “We are excited to recognize Niagara College for working to secure a thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world through its comprehensive sustainability efforts.”

View AASHE 2017 Sustainable Campus Index here. View information pertaining to Niagara College on page 15 and 69, as well as photos from NC which are featured prominently on page 3 and 13.


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