Humber College was recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers in 2017 for the second annual year.
“This special designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. These employers have developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership.” (Canada’s Top 100 Employers)
This is how we celebrated our tremendous accomplishment:
The accomplishment was celebrated at North Campus on April 27th (and streamed live online) with featured speakers:
- Dr. Chris Whitaker, President and CEO of Humber College;
- Gina Antonacci, Associate Vice President Academic;
- Spencer Wood, Director of Facilities Management speaking on behalf of Rani Dhaliwal, Senior Vice President, Planning and Corporate Services and CFO;
- James Nowlan, Manager, Global Air Issues, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and Alumni (Public Administration Post-Grad ’04); and
- Roma Malik, Acting Sustainability Manager.
Aside from a visit from Humber Hawk, snacking on cake, tea, and fairtrade coffee, attendees also had a chance to view the innovative self-sustaining hydroponics table in action. They were also able to do a hyper-local Humber honey tasting and make their own green cleaning products at the Sustainability booth. The editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers evaluate employers for the designation in terms of:
- The unique environmental initiatives and programs they have developed;
- The extent to which they have been successful in reducing the organization's own environmental footprint;
- The degree to which their employees are involved in these programs and whether they contribute any unique skills; and
- The extent to which these initiatives have become linked to the employer's public identity and whether they attract new people to the organization. (Canada's Top 100 Employers)
To learn more about the College’s sustainability initiatives or read the Humber Sustainability Plan 2014-2019, explore our website: www.humber.ca/sustainability.