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Dalhousie University named one of Canada's greenest employers
(HALIFAX, N.S.) - Today, Canada’s Top 100 Employers Project named Dalhousie University as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2016; a title bestowed upon only six universities and 65 employers across the country.
“Being selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers is an honour and a celebration of what we have accomplished at Dalhousie,” says Ian Nason, vice-president, finance & administration, Dalhousie University. “This honour recognizes that we have met or exceeded the targets we have set out in our sustainability plan. As an institution we will continue our dedication and commitment to green initiatives.”
Dalhousie University has been in involved in promoting sustainability in its operations and curriculum for over 30 years. Through its office of sustainability, Dalhousie works to incorporate sustainability concepts and criteria into policy and planning, building and retrofit projects and operations. The office strives to engage and encourage student, staff, and faculty in practicing sustainable behavior.
“There is some interesting sustainability work happening all over campus by students, faculty and staff in a variety of fields” says Rochelle Owen, director, office of sustainability, Dalhousie University. “We have some exciting renewable energy, water efficiency, and sustainable transportation projects on the horizon that resonate with the spirit of this award.”
Now entering its 9th year, Canada's Greenest Employers competition is an editorial competition that recognizes employers who lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness within their organizations. Winning employers were evaluated on unique environmental initiatives/programs, reducing their environmental footprint, employees’ involvement in these programs and whether environmental initiatives have become a part of the employer’s public identity and have helped attract people to their organization.
Visit http://www.canadastop100.com/environmental for the complete list of this year’s winners and the editors’ detailed “reasons for selection”.
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