Campus Sustainability Featured in Sustainable Business Magazine

Posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Written by DF

Sustainable Business Magazine speaks to Maurice Nelischer, Director of Sustainability and Professor Emeritus in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph, about involving the whole campus community in sustainability.

The article talks about some of the initiatives the the University of Guelph has created including a 30m x 30m thermal energy storage tank, a green bike shelter, a solar-powered building, parking lots which are now parks.  These are savings on resource use across the board.  The University has an ambitious, big-picture approach to sustainability. What has changed is the scale and the visibility of the campus sustainability projects. “It’s about getting the word out there,” says Professor Nelischer. “It’s more than making the campus sustainable; it’s getting the students to understand, learn from, and value the changes. A really big-umbrella view of sustainability has really taken hold now.”  This means some big, attention-grabbing projects; but, most importantly, it means keeping the students involved.

See full article on pages 35-39 in the January 2016 Sustainable Business Magazine

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