Apr 30, 2010

Langara College has adopted the Association of Canadian Community College’s (ACCC) Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability. To formalize the commitment to sustainable practices, Langara College President David Ross was joined by ACCC President James Knight to sign the protocol. Langara is among 48 other colleges across Canada to sign the agreement.

Under this agreement, Langara College commits to providing leadership to both internal and external communities and integrating sustainable operations and environmental stewardship in its delivery of outstanding education.

“As influencers in learning, it is our responsibility to lead by example and instill a culture of sustainable thinking and doing,” says David Ross. “At Langara, we strive to apply the lens of sustainability to every decision, and with our commitment to this protocol, we look forward to having the bar raised.”

Ever increasingly, environmental and sustainable practices have been guiding principles for Langara College. Initiatives undertaken include constructing new buildings to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Standards and participating in the BC Hydro Energy Manager Program. The Energy Manager will help Langara carry on its mandate to become more energy efficient and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability asks participating institutions to maximize contributions to a sustainable future across environmental, economic and social dimensions.

Learn more about ACCC Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability.

Learn more about Langara Sustainability.