The Sustainability Team plays an active role on the President's Sustainability Council, and serves as the on-campus advocate for environmental sustainability at York University. Working with internal and external stakeholders, the team identifies opportunities and implements solutions, works to reduce risk and ensures environmental sustainability is embedded into capital projects, campus maintenance, operations and infrastructure improvements.

York University is committed to sustainability and has a strong history of sustainability within Facilities Services (FS). A wide variety of activities and initiatives are currently ongoing across FS and it has led to significant achievements in several key areas, including energy conservation, waste management, food and transportation.

As a result, of coordinated efforts, York University has been named one of the Greenest Employers five years in a row.

York University annually published sustainability reports, which has detailed information on our initiatives and achievements.

York University has developed a Sustainability Strategy that will guide the University in advancing sustainability into the near and long-term future. The purpose of the strategy is to communicate and implement a shared vision, inspire positive change, build capacity, empower people, harness innovation and creativity, and foster a culture of sustainability within and beyond the University.

Learn more about the Annual 20 Minute Clean Up.

To learn about our unit specific sustainable initiatives - go to

Energy Management
Environmental Design
Food Services

York University named one of the Top Green Employers 2015