As a college, Mohawk helps prepare Future Ready students by emphasizing hands-on learning. Mohawk offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain experience in sustainability and support climate action.
This includes providing volunteering, work placements, and on-campus employment opportunities, as well as special events, training workshops and conferences.
Student and employee participation helps integrate sustainability into the campus culture and encourages behaviour change. Volunteering, work placements and other forms of participation give Mohawk students the ability to deepen and apply their understanding of sustainability principles.
"Greening Orientation" activities to engage new and returning students on Day One
Co-curricular and volunteer opportunities offered through Campus to Community
Annual Sustainability Initiatives Fund (SIF) Idea Bank campaign encourages students to share their campus sustainability ideas
Capstone projects and experiential learning, using the campus as a living lab
Partnership with WWF-Canada's Living Planet @ Campus program to support student leaders
Student co-op placements and employment with sustainability-focused companies
people engaged through events, talks, tours and outreach in 2019
students volunteered for sustainability initiatives in 2019
youth attended the Bay Area Climate Change Youth Summit in March 2019
campus sustainability initiatives implemented from student ideas since 2015
Orientation is among the first experiences Mohawk students have on campus, setting the stage for future sustainable behaviours. More than 1,000 incoming students are provided with a reusable water bottle and sign the "plastic-free" pledge, committing to reduce single-use plastics. A waste sorting tent was introduced at the 2019 orientation, improving waste diversion at the event and providing an opportunity for incoming students to learn the habit of sorting their waste.