Welcome to Sustainable Seneca
Seneca is committed to stewarding, conserving and protecting our environment — both on our campuses and in our broader communities. We have established the Sustainable Seneca Committee to help promote and embed sustainability in the Seneca culture, in the way we conduct our business, and the values and learnings we impart on our students.
We have earned a silver rating for our sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The rating measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Details can be found in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) report for Seneca.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
We align our sustainability initiatives with the United Nations 17 SDGs. These goals focus on achieving a sustainable future and address issues related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
Throughout the Sustainable Seneca website, each initiative is labelled with supporting SDGs that showcase how Seneca is aligning its efforts with sustainability.
Learn More about Sustainable Seneca
Learn how Seneca is committed to embedding sustainability into its culture, in the way we conduct our business, and the values and learnings we impart on our students.
Green Seneca Initiatives
Sustainable Seneca in Numbers
sustainable-focused courses based on the last STARS audit
bees buzzing in 50 hives on three campuses
heads of lettuce produced each semester on campus in Seneca’s Urban Farm
Tesla Model S equate to the weight of waste that Seneca diverts from landfill annually
electric vehicle charge ports installed at King and Newnham campuses
kilograms of compost created yearly at Newnham Campus
Seneca is proud of its employees, faculty, students and alumni who are doing awe-inspiring work in the environmental and sustainability area. Below are some recent highlights:
Seneca’s Newnham Campus in Toronto will be greener and more natural, thanks to new funding from the City of Toronto.
Learn about the initiative launched by a group of eight climate-action leading institutions from all regions of the country.