Under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act, since 2008, all public sector organizations have reported annually on their plans and actions taken to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Since 2010, all public sector organizations also report their total GHG emissions for the calendar year as well as offset investments made to achieve net-zero emissions. These reports are known as Carbon Neutral Action Reports (CNARs).

The lastest report.

Langara College's 2020 Carbon Neutral Action Report is now available.

Highlights from the 2020 report:

  • New recycling stations: Installation of a new recycling station in the student cafeteria featuring 10 different recycling streams including organices, mixed recyclables, e-waste, batteries, soft plastics, and refundables (funds from which go towards student bursaries). We also installed exterior recycling stations.

  • Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations: Continued to add and install additional stations on campus. To date, we have 16 EV stations, with 12 more scheduled for installation. 
  • Strobic exhaust fan upgrades: Upgraded current fans to variable speed for improved energy usage and extend equipment life.
  • New central heating plant: We have completed Phase I and II of this project. 
  • Launch of our Sustainability Student Ambassador (SSA) Program: The SSA program provides leadership experience for Langara students interested in engaging the community in sustainable practices. Led by a co-op student, student volunteers work together in small teams to develop and execute sustainability-related events and activities.

Did you know? BC’s public sector is officially carbon neutral, a first for any province or state in North America and an achievement that places British Columbia on the leading edge of climate action and growth in the clean energy and clean technology sectors. BC's Carbon Neutral Government Program was officially recognized for its efforts by the United Nations with a 2018 UN Momentum for Change Award.