Brock first to reach leader status in Region’s sustainability strategy

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Brock first to reach leader status in Region’s sustainability strategy

Published on August 07 2013


Brock University is a leader in the eyes of Niagara Region.

The University is the first organization to achieve leader status within the Region’s Sustainable Niagara plan, a 50-year community plan that emphasizes sustainability in Regional government decision-making.

The leader level is the plan’s highest level of commitment to sustainability that can be achieved. The University got the nod for incorporating Sustainable Niagara goals within its own sustainability policy, which was adopted by the board of trustees last June.

Brock’s policy draws from not only the Region’s sustainability strategy, but also the Council of Ontario Universities pledge to foster sustainable environments at the province’s universities, and the main characteristics of UNESCO biosphere reserves, noted Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Finance and Administration.