Posted on May 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM

One of Canada's Greenest Employers: Durham College

DURHAM — Durham College has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2017.

The school was recognized for its Living Green initiative, and for being one of the early signatories to the Pan Canadian Protocol for Sustainability.

The award also recognizes green features at Durham College such as a 350-panel photovoltaic rooftop solar array and geothermal heating and cooling system.

“As a college, we not only believe in fostering environmentally sustainable practices but also an ecoconscious mindset among students, employees and partners,” said DC president Don Lovisa. “We feel responsibility for social, environmental and economic stewardship should be shared and have worked incredibly hard to ensure sustainability guides our decisions and practices.”

DC launched its Living Green initiative in 2012.

The goal is to enhance the environmental sustainability of campus operations, planning, administration, curriculum, research, innovation and stakeholder engagement.

Students can volunteer as part of the Green Team and the college also employs a full-time sustainability co-ordinator.

Durham College is one of 70 businesses and institutions to be named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for this year.

"Canada is not only known for it's picturesque locations, but also for it's high standard of education. The Colleges in Canada are at par with the best known Colleges in the world, in terms of the educational programs offered and the facilities provided to the students " , says Mr. Deepak, Education Manager, Career XL Services..


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