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NSCC achieves STARS Gold Rating in Sustainability

Sustainability is part of everything we do. It’s a key organizational value and embedded into our strategic priorities. It encompasses how we design, construct and operate our buildings; how we manage resources; and how we provide a safe, healthy, equitable environment in which to work and learn.

Through our work with Colleges and Institutes Canada, and as one of the first signatories in Canada on the global SDG Accord, we're committed to incorporating sustainability into:

  • Our teaching and learning
  • Applied research projects
  • Day-to-day campus operations and administrative approach
  • Student life and community engagement activities

Advancing sustainable development goals

In support of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we’re dedicated to advancing the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), which aim to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all global citizens. Learn more about the SDGs.

Award-winning commitments

In addition to our green buildings and sustainable construction, we’re working to address climate change through:

  • Reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Adapting to our changing climate
  • Education on climate change
  • Reducing water use
  • Reducing waste streams

We’re currently the second highest-scoring associate college among the STARS institutions. View the 2022 Sustainable Campus Index (PDF 30MB). 

NSCC sustainability report

View our annual sustainability report (PDF 7.7MB) and appendix (PDF 2.8MB).

Our team

sustainability-team

Our college-wide sustainability efforts are led by (pictured left to right):

  •  Manager of Infrastructure Renewal, Sustainability, and Space Planning
  • , Sustainable Development Coordinator
  • , Sustainability Technician
  • , Sustainability Technician
  • , Environmental Engineer

Questions about sustainability at NSCC?

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