Durham College named one of Canada’s 2023 Greenest Employers for seventh consecutive year

The future is green at Durham College (DC), which was named one of Canada’s 2023 Greenest Employers for the seventh consecutive year by MediaCorp Canada Inc. for its efforts to incorporate environmental values into everyday culture through its greener initiatives.

Among the many celebrated reasons for selection as a Greenest Employer, recognized initiatives highlighted in this year’s application included DC’s:

  • Launch of the new Centre for Organic Regeneration and the Barrett Centre of Innovation in Sustainable Agriculture;
  • Two-time Silver Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) rating; and
  • Ongoing sustainable practices in harvesting, storing, processing, packaging and selling local food at the Galen Weston Centre for Food.

“It’s an honour to be named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers again and emphasize our commitment and motivation toward a greener future,” said Don Lovisa, president, DC. “The breadth of our sustainability projects and focus on green initiatives demonstrates how we are leading the way across both of our campuses for the betterment of the environment and our community.”

DC employees were also recognized for making a difference at the micro level in areas such as: going paperless, incorporating sustainability themes in orientation sessions, and participating in the college’s Green Office Certification program. Designed to encourage sustainable practices in day-to-day operations, the point-based program focuses on water, energy, waste reduction, transportation and other key areas. This year’s application featured a number of employees who earned bonus points for switching to electric vehicles.

Canada’s Greenest Employer is a part of the 2023 editorial competition organized by Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. Each year, the award recognizes employers who create remarkable workplaces that minimize the environmental impact of their operations.

Read more about how DC is leading the way to a greener future online.