Toronto, Ontario – April 27, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Humber College has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers by Mediacorp Canada. The Greenest Employer award recognizes employers that lead the nation in making environmental values part of their organizational culture. Humber is one of three colleges in Ontario to make the 2017 list.

“The winning employers are evaluated on unique environmental initiatives or programs they have developed, whether they have been successful in reducing their environmental footprint, whether their employees are involved in these programs, and whether their environmental initiatives have become linked to the employer’s identity,” says Roma Malik, Humber’s acting sustainability manager.

According to Mediacorp, Humber was chosen to receive the award for a variety of initiatives:

  • Green building features such as the University of Guelph-Humber’s biowall, solar panels and rainwater recycling measures
  • Community events such as the Tour de Lake bike ride and the annual White Elephant sale
  • A commitment to reduce total energy use by 40 per cent below the 2005 baseline by 2018
  • Reduced water use per student by 50 per cent since 2005

To learn more about Humber’s long-term sustainability vision and goals and to view the 2014-2019 Humber Sustainability Plan, visit: humber.ca/sustainability.

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About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 29,200 full-time students and 23,000 part time and continuing education students. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 160 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Leopold

Director of Communications

416.675.6622

andrew.leopold@humber.ca