Carol McAulay, vice-president finance and administration, issues the following message to the University community:
In November 2017, York University released its institutional Sustainability Strategy with a purpose of communicating and implementing a shared vision. The Sustainability Strategy has been designed to inspire positive change, build capacity, empower people and harness innovation to foster a culture of sustainability within and beyond the University.
As part of the University’s continuing efforts to advance the strategy, a discussion paper has been written by the University. The paper is titled “Advancing York University’s Sustainability Strategy Through Goal PL5: A call for community collaboration in reducing York University’s carbon footprint.” The paper provides context for community discussion and participation in a collaborative process to help inform recommendations in setting carbon emissions targets for the University.
I am inviting you to participate in an online survey on setting carbon emission reduction targets for the University. The input received from the survey will be collated, synthesized and used to develop recommendations; the recommendations will then be compiled in a report to be delivered to President Lenton by the end of April 2020.
By working together, we can establish achievable targets that will support the University’s vision and align to the pillars of accessibility, connectedness, excellence and impact, as we continue to strive to create positive change as a leading post-secondary institution in sustainability.
To view the discussion paper and to provide your feedback and input, please visit the Sustainability website.