York releases its second annual sustainability report

The President’s Sustainability Council today released its Sustainability Report for 2010, in conjunction with Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26.

Annual Report coverThe 2010 Sustainability Report, which highlights York’s commitment to sustainability on its campuses, profiles the University’s efforts to function in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner over the past year.

“I would like to thank the Sustainability Council for all of their hard work throughout the year,” says York President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri. “We are a university that is committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices, for the benefit of all members of the York community.”

Jennifer Foster, chair of the President’s Sustainability Council, added, “The work of the council continues to provide the foundation for York’s sustainability efforts. York has already made great strides in being recognized as a Campus Sustainability Leader in the 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, and by the many initiatives on our campuses, including our Res Race to Zero.”

In the report, the council says it finds “considerable progress in York’s standing in relation to the three pillars of sustainability. York continues to lead the way in innovative yet contextually-specific approaches to building an ecologically resilient, economically robust and socially just institution.”

At the same time, says the report, “the council finds that there is opportunity to continue enhancing a pan-University strategy with new recommendations that expand and deepen York’s commitment to sustainability.”

To view the full report, please click here or visit www.yorku.ca/susweb.