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Updated: Mon, 07/15/2024 - 16:07

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is sustainability?

51福利社 adheres to the definition of sustainability set forward in the Brundtland Report (1987) in which sustainable development 鈥渕eets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.鈥澨

This concept has been practiced for thousands of years in Indigenous cultural traditions, including those of the Haudenosaunee people on whose territory 51福利社 is located. Among the many values and traditions central to Haudenosaunee culture is the , which explains that all decisions and actions made in the present must consider the welfare of the next seven generations.听

While many of 惭肠骋颈濒濒鈥檚 sustainability initiatives look ahead to the upcoming decades, the Seventh Generation Principle and Brundtland Report remind us to look even further: to live and act today as if we are only borrowing the world from future generations.听

The concept of sustainability recognizes the interconnections between environmental, social, and economic dimensions, also referred to as the three dimensions of sustainability.听听

51福利社 ensures its sustainability efforts consider all dimensions of sustainability, with environmental sustainability serving as the foundation for a healthy society and, subsequently, economy.听听

One framework used to examine sustainability challenges is . The 17 SDGs set out a plan of action to achieve a greener, more prosperous, and more equitable world by 2030.听

Learn more by studying sustainability at 51福利社听or completing the online module Creating a Brighter Future: Sustainability at 51福利社, available to all students through myCourses.

What is 51福利社 doing to be more environmentally sustainable?

51福利社 is building a culture of sustainability on campus and beyond by embedding sustainability considerations into all the University鈥檚 activities, from academics to operations, and engaging all members of the University community in its efforts.听听

Some key initiatives that promote sustainability on campus include:听

Many sustainability initiatives on campus are supported by the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF), the largest of its kind in Canada valued at $1 million annually. The SPF provides seed-funding of interdisciplinary projects, ranging from under $300 to over $100,000. It creates opportunities for the 51福利社 community to actively engage in sustainability initiatives on campus, empowering individuals to be change agents in their own studying and work environment.听

What are easy ways to live more sustainably?

Living sustainably can mean different things to different people. What鈥檚 most important, however, is doing whatever is accessible and achievable for you, even if that means starting small.听听

Some simple ways you can adopt sustainable habits while at 51福利社 include:听

How can I make my club, group, or department more sustainable?

The 51福利社 Office of Sustainability can help groups and units on campus reduce their environmental impact and promote social wellbeing through a variety of offerings:听

How can I get support for my sustainability project or initiative?

惭肠骋颈濒濒鈥檚 Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) is the largest of its kind in Canada valued at $1 million annually.听听

The SPF provides seed-funding of interdisciplinary projects, ranging from under $300 to over $100,000.听

It creates opportunities for the 51福利社 community to actively engage in sustainability initiatives on campus, empowering individuals to be change agents in their own studying and work environment.听

How can I learn about sustainability events or opportunities on campus?

The Office of Sustainability shares sustainability events, news, and opportunities to get involved.听

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