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. The purpose of the board governance policy is as follows:
To provide direction to the College regarding the creation of learning and working environment characterized by social responsibility, the Board is committed to:
- Protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations, and
- Using and managing its own physical environment more sustainably
In addition, Langara’s policy is to have any new building constructions be minimum LEED® Gold Certified. As of 2017, Langara's Library & Classroom Building as well as our new Science & Technology Building are LEED® Gold Certified.