George Brown College was a top performer among college institutions in Canada and the United States when it comes to sustainable practices, according to the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index. On the top 10 list, George Brown achieved fifth spot.
The Sustainable Campus Index measures post-secondary institutions using the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) - a self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. The annual reports are produced by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education /> (AASHE).
In 2014, George Brown received a silver rating for its STARS submission.
"The STARS submission process has enabled us to identify areas where the college is already a leader in terms of sustainability performance," George Brown College President Anne Sado said of the silver rating.
"It has also identified areas where we need to continue to improve in terms of sustainability in curricula, operations and facilities."
In 2017, George Brown will be looking ahead to the next five year plan and evaluating practical alternatives for strategic improvements to sustainability.