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For years, Dalhousie University has been in involved in environmental and sustainability issues and we continue to incorporate sustainability concepts and criteria into:
- the classroom
- faculty research
- planning and policy
- reporting and communications
College of Sustainability
Launched in 2008, Dalhousie’s College of Sustainability offers a common place for the study of sustainability-based problems at Dalhousie University. It offers a range of exciting lectures, seminars and activities through the school year, building a shared sense of community around environment and sustainability-related issues.
Most notably, it is the host of Dalhousie’s degree program in Environment, Sustainability and Society (ESS). The first of its kind in Canada, the program allows students to take a double major or combined honours program in ESS and a host of other disciplines, from Arts and Science to Management and Community Design.
Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability works to incorporate sustainability concepts and criteria into all major university functions. It also works to engage and enhance students, staff, and faculty in sustainable living and operation. The office offers hands-on programs such as ReThink! Sustainability on Campus and promotes student-led events such as Green Week and the annual Dump and Run.
The Dalhousie Student Union has its own sustainability office to promote and facilitate campus sustainability at Dalhousie. DSU staff communicate concerns or ideas surrounding campus sustainability to the Dalhousie sustainability office and the DSU.
In all our efforts, we take care to maintain the strongest commitment to environmental sustainability: