NIAGARA – Brock University is the first organization in Niagara to become a leader within the Sustainable Niagara plan by incorporating the policy adopted by the Board of Trustees in June of this year.
The Sustainable Niagara Plan describes the community’s vision for Niagara in 2060, with goals and actions that help us reach that vision and a way to measure progress. It was endorsed by regional council in July, 2012.
To support the implementation, the region has been encouraging individuals and organizations to sign up to be partners in the plan. There are three levels of commitment – Participating Partner, Priority Action Partner and Leader.
“We are excited that our partner, Brock University, has reached the Leader level of commitment,” said Patrick Robson, Commissioner of Integrated Community Planning. “Sustainable Niagara is a community plan. By taking the final step of introducing a Sustainability Policy, Brock is essentially bringing that plan to life and committing to a sustainable future for Niagara. Our hope is that other partner organizations make that commitment to become a Leader,” concludes Robson.
Currently, Walker Industries, Ingredion Inc. and Horizon Utilities have also made a commitment as participating partners.
“Sustainability is one of our core values here at Brock,” said Brian Hutchings, vice-president, finance and administration. “Creating a sustainable campus involves the commitment and co-operation of various partners at the University, in our community and beyond. That’s why our policy draws from Niagara’s vision for a sustainable future, our Council of Ontario Universities pledge to help foster sustainable environments at universities in Ontario, and the main characteristics of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, which we’re proud to be a part of.”
For more information or to make a partnership commitment, please visit www.niagararegion.ca or contact co-ordinator of community and corporate initiatives Erin Britnell, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-685-1571 ext. 3393.
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