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 Sustainability at Seneca

Sustainability "encompasses numerous models and definitions, including triple bottom line sustainability (social, environmental and economic), the Brundtland Commission definition and traditional Indigenous perspectives that use knowledge and medicine wheels to illustrate and underscore our connections. The concept of shared well-being connects us to one another, to community, our planet and all of its diverse and interconnected systems. The model of sustainability explored for Seneca highlights the importance of utilizing a holistic view that incorporates various perspectives and creates the inclusive, participatory space necessary to collectively address sustainability challenges" (Seneca Sustainability Plan).

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 Sustainability in Action


 External Links


Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 

AASHE aims to empower higher education students and employees to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation.

Seneca students and employees can use their Seneca email address to register for the AASHE Campus Sustainability Hub, which provides access to resources about sustainability in higher education. AASHE's Resources page provide administrators, faculty, staff, students and other campus stakeholders with the tools, information and guidance they need to lead the sustainability transformation.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
WWF is a worldwide, not-for profit organization with a mission to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

As part of the Seneca-WWF partnership, students have the opportunity to become a WWF Living Planet Leader. This self-guided certification allows students to build skills and experience in sustainability.

Seneca has also partnered with the WWF to promote the Living Planet@Campus and Living Planet@Work platforms to cultivate leadership towards sustainability and engagement among campus communities.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada

SDSN Canada is part of a global movement to build a network of universities, colleges, research centres and knowledge institutions. Its online communications platform, Mobilize, connects members from around the world. Members of the Seneca community can register for platform access.

SDG Student Program

The SDG Student Program is a flagship initiative of SDSN Youth, the global youth initiative of the United Nations SDSN Network. The SDG Student Program Hub, which provides free access to resources, aims to foster change that leads to the achievement of SDGs.

SDG Toolkit for Canadian Colleges and Institutes

The SDG Toolkit is a practical guide developed by Colleges and Institutes Canada. The Academic chapter features Seneca’s School of Fashion and how it uses fashion design courses to teach the SDGs.

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