Planting the Seed: Campus-led Restoration for Biodiversity and Climate Action (E/SI)

April 25, 2023 | 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Stream: Demonstrating Leadership in Sustainability
Location: 516 C

World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) recognizes educational institutions as leaders in achieving national biodiversity and climate goals. Through partnerships with colleges and institutions across Canada, WWF-Canada can build capacity to increase conservation efforts that recover wildlife, fight climate change, and support institutional sustainability goals that engage students, employees and communities. In this session, WWF-Canada and Niagara College will highlight national and global climate and biodiversity goals and outline activities they have collaborated on to address biodiversity loss and climate change while helping to implement action towards institutional sustainability strategies and advance progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Initiatives such as pollinator gardens, native plant seed orchards, and invasive species reduction will illustrate how students, employees and communities have been engaged to build capacity and enhance knowledge and leadership skills in conservation and sustainability.

Kate Landry, Senior Manager, Community Action, WWF-Canada
Taryn Wilkinson, Manager, Sustainability, Niagara College
Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4
Quality Education
Goal 6
Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 11
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 13
Climate Action
Goal 15
Life on Land
Goal 17
Partnerships to achieve the Goal