In 2017, Mohawk College demonstrated a continued commitment to leadership on sustainability and climate change. Construction continues on the Joyce Centre for Partnerships and Innovation (JCP&I), set to become Canada’s largest net zero energy building, and a living lab to students in engineering and clean technology programs. This past November also saw the launch of the Centre for Climate Change Management (CCCM) at Mohawk, an exciting new catalyst to support regional action on climate change. Mohawk successfully collaborated with five Ontario colleges to complete pilot projects to increase the availability of local food on campus, culminating in the development of a Local Food Framework for Ontario Colleges. Mohawk was the recipient of multiple awards of excellence for its Community Plaza. Constructed on a former parking lot, the plaza exemplifies sustainable development practices by creating additional green space, pedestrian walkways, and utilizing recycled rainwater.
Mohawk College became a SBI member in late 2017 and completed the onboarding process.
We hired multiple positions for the Centre for Climate Change Management, which opened in November 2017. The college was named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the 2017 year, the fifth consecutive year for the college. We are also expanding our Environmental Management Plan to become a Sustainability Plan in 2019 that will be reported using Global Reporting Initiative principles via the SBI program.
(all description taken from the 2017-2018 Annual Business Report)