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.

Sustainable Seneca

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.


United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 1. No Poverty
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2. Zero Hunger
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 3. Good Health and Well-being
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 4. Quality Education
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 5. Gender Equality
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 10. Reduced Inequalities
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 13. Climate Action
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 14. Life Below Water
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 15. Life on Land
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 17. Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Development Goals

                     

Green Seneca Initiatives

Seneca Honey

Seneca Honey

Learn about Seneca’s beekeeping initiatives and how to make a purchase of Seneca Honey.

Urban Farm

Urban Farm

Learn about Seneca’s urban farming unit and how it’s focused on sustainable food production.

                     

Sustainable Seneca in Numbers

157

sustainable-focused courses based on the last STARS audit 

2 million

bees buzzing in 50 hives on three campuses

800

heads of lettuce produced each semester on campus in Seneca’s Urban Farm


278

Tesla Model S equate to the weight of waste that Seneca diverts from landfill annually


26

electric vehicle charge ports installed at King and Newnham campuses


1,800

kilograms of compost created yearly at Newnham Campus

                     

News Stories

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 Business commits to a sustainable future

Initiative to transform student experiences, curriculum, research

Seneca receives green funding from the City of Toronto to add native trees and shrubs to Newnham Campus

Seneca’s Newnham Campus in Toronto will be greener and more natural, thanks to new funding from the City of Toronto.

Seneca joins institutions across Canada to form Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery

Learn about the initiative launched by a group of eight climate-action leading institutions from all regions of the country.