Mohawk College - 2018-2019 Sustainability Report

Transportation

Transportation, particularly staff and student commuting, accounts for a significant proportion of Mohawk's carbon footprint.

Mohawk partners with Smart Commute Hamilton to provide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs that reduce single-occupant vehicle travel to campus.

The college actively promotes carpooling, bussing, cycling and walking. The Mohawk Students' Association (MSA) provides a universal transit pass to full-time students.

Key Initiatives

  • Continuation of the Universal Bus Pass for full-time students

  • Expansion of the Bike Loan Program to 13 bikes

  • Parking pass sharing for carpoolers

  • Addition of 16 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at Fennell and Stoney Creek campuses

  • Mohawk College Transit Terminal

  • Free, member-based secure bike parking facility

  • Green Fleet Strategy for fleet vehicles

65%
of trips by sustainable modes of transportation

200+
annual participants in campus cycling programs

24%
of fleet vehicles electric or hybrid

187
unique users of EV charging stations in 2019

Green Fleet Strategy

In 2019, Mohawk College implemented a five-year Green Fleet Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs associated with fleet vehicles.

By 2024, Mohawk aims to improve fleet fuel efficiency by 20%, reduce fleet associated greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, ensure 75% of fleet vehicles targeted for replacement will be a hybrid or electric vehicle, reduce annual fleet kilometres driven by 10%, and reduce number of total fleet vehicles by 10%.

About Mohawk

Mohawk College has been providing a quality, higher education experience to students in Hamilton, Ontario and the surrounding area since 1967. The college educates and serves more than 31,700 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses, and at learning hubs across Hamilton.

Mohawk is among the leading colleges in Canada for applied research. It has been named one of Canada's greenest employers for six years in a row, and is also home to the country's largest net zero energy institutional building. More than 120,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.

Land Acknowledgment

Mohawk College derives its name from the Mohawk Nation, one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The Confederacy marks a union of peace and friendship, and Mohawk College honours that union by recognizing the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

We acknowledge that the territories on which Mohawk College and its campuses are situated are governed by the Between the Lakes Treaty, the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement, and the Upper Canada Treaty Agreement. These agreements are binding to this day and represent our mutual commitment to maintain healthy, reciprocal and respectful relationships with the many Indigenous nations and peoples of this area. We acknowledge this and iterate our dedication to inclusivity, to friendship and to valuing the ongoing contributions of Indigenous peoples and communities.

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