The Langara community has a strong commitment to environmental, financial, and social sustainability, which includes responsibility to students, faculty, staff, the institution, our community, and the world. We understand that the world’s resources are finite and need to be used conservatively and wisely. We know that our choices, both big and small, impact on our world and future generations. As an educational institution, we have a responsibility to lead initiatives that positively contribute to our community. Our goal is to foster and provide leadership to create more environmentally sound, socially just, and economically vibrant communities.

As part of the College’s commitment to reducing Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, an Environmental Responsibility Policy was established in June 2001. In addition, Langara created a second Sustainability Policy (H1002) in November 2017 to support the integration of environmental, social and economic sustainability in all of its strategic planning and operational activities.

To provide direction to the College regarding the creation of learning and working environment characterized by social responsibility, the Board and administration is committed to:

  • Protect and enhance the College’s physical environment for future generations
  • Enhance the well‐being of College community members through fair, equitable and fiscally responsible practices, and
  • Educate College community members to engage effectively as knowledgeable and responsible global citizens. 

This includes having new building constructions be minimum LEED® Gold Certified. We currently have four LEED® Gold Certified buildings: the Library/Classroom Building, C North Building, LSU Building, and the Science & Technology Building.