Agent of change: U of T moves forward with plan to be a sustainability leader

photo of people tending to a rooftop garden
A U of T presidential committee’s report on the environment, climate change and sustainability recommends, among other things, using the campus as a “living lab” for sustainability projects (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn)

The University of Toronto is moving forward with an ambitious plan to establish itself as an engine of sustainability in Canada and around the world.

In its most recent annual report, U of T’s President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability, or CECCS, laid out a comprehensive road map that incorporates sustainable ideas and practices – both environmental and social – into nearly every facet of campus life.

“Let’s turn the whole university campus into a sandbox for sustainability experimentation and testing.”

That includes building partnerships with the wider community on sustainability issues and using U of T building projects as “living labs” to try out new sustainable technologies and practices. MORE

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