The University of Saskatchewan has now achieved a silver ranking in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Ratings System.
Sustainability Coordinator Margret Asmuss believes the university’s waste reductions, lighting and plumbing retrofits played a big part in the ranking. She also credits establishing both the School of Environment and Sustainability, along with the Sustainability Education Research Institute as factors in the upgrade.
Asmuss said universities across North America are starting to pay more attention to becoming sustainable institutions.
“We’re educating the leaders of tomorrow,” explained Asmuss. “The sense for a lot of post-secondary institutions is that if we can’t start doing things right, then who can?”
Asmuss said the U of S achieved their silver ranking three years earlier than their original target of 2020.
(With files from CJWW)