Welcome to UTM's Sustainability Office

Established in 2004, UTM’s Sustainability Office develops and promotes initiatives under several categories:  

  • Transportation 
  • Academics and curricula 
  • Research 
  • Energy and climate change 
  • Waste reduction and resource recovery 
  • Environmental conservation 
  • Community and campus engagement 

Our vision is to foster the culture of sustainability to become a world leader in sustainable practice. Influenced by the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), our commitment also encompasses the 17 United Nations SDGs. 

UTM is a Gold certified institution under the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). 

Sustainability in the News



Project SHIFT 

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Check out Project SHIFT, UTM's plan to SHIFT away from fossil fuels as the primary heating source on campus. The project will be carried out in three stages and plays a crucial role in UTM becoming climate positive by 2050

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Sustainability Citizen

University of Toronto Sustainability Citizen

The Sustainability Citizen Program on CLNx allows University of Toronto students to receive official recognition for their sustainability related extracurricular activities. The Program is being run in partnership with CECCS and the U of T Sustainability Offices on each campus.

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UTM earns Gold STARS rating

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Based on UTM's 2024 Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) submission to AASHE, the university has received a Gold STARS rating. This recent submission is a significant improvement from 2020 and is a source of pride for our community! To learn more about STARS, click here.

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Questions, ideas or suggestions? Contact us at sustainability.fmp@utoronto.ca 

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Sustainability Strategic Plan Progress Report May 2022 - April 2023

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STARS Rating