UN SDG logo "United Nations Sustainable Development Goals"

snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College answers the call from United Nations to advance sustainability for a more just, equitable and green future. On May 2, Langara's President and CEO, Dr. Paula Burns signed the UN SDG Accord on behalf of the institution. By signing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) Accord, Langara College declares our steadfast commitment towards sustainability. 

The SDG Accord inspires, celebrates, and advances education's critical role in delivering the United Nation's 17 goals and the value it brings to governments, businesses, and wider society. The Accord is also a commitment learning institutions are making to share, report, and deliver their achievements, goals, and learnings with each other—nationally and internationally.

Langara College has continuously led environmental sustainability initiatives, earning distinctions and awards for its green buildings and infrastructure. We also recognize that a sustainable future includes peace, safety, and wellbeing for all: our strategic priorities include a commitment to develop and implement a justice, equity, diversity and inclusion strategy.

The College also belongs to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), with a STARS silving rating. As we continue to pursue STARS excellence, the sustainability achievements that STARS measures also contribute to our progress towards UN SDGs. The AASHE STARS and the UN SDG Accord are mutually beneficial programs for educational institutions. We will use the STARS framework to report on our contributions to the SDGs.