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WLU named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for second year in a row

The annual Canada's Greenest Employers competition is part of the Canada's Top 100 Employers initiative, led by Mediacorp Canada Inc
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File photo of the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. Blair Adams/KitchenerToday

A major honour for a local university.

Wilfrid Laurier University has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers.

This is the second year the school has made the list.

The university credits the honour to its sustainability-focused programs and initiatives in reducing its carbon footprint.

 "Laurier leads in environmental research, invests in leading-edge green technology and is committed to engaging the entire community in sustainability initiatives," said Ulrike Gross, assistant vice-president of Facilities and Asset Management at Laurier. "We set and meet aggressive sustainability goals year after year. Being named one of Canada's Greenest Employers confirms that we are delivering on a commitment to reduce our environmental impact."

"We have embedded a culture of sustainability into life at Laurier," said Pamela Cant, Laurier's chief human resources and equity officer. "We are proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers, confirming our commitment to leading in the sustainability revolution and providing our faculty, staff and students with opportunities to make an impact in our local and global communities."

More information on sustainability initiatives at the university can be found here.


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