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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Green Office program

The university's Green Office program will help support, foster and showcase staff and faculty initiatives, both big and small to create a sustainable office space.

The program will highlight your office's 'green' achievements and track progress while suggesting tips for areas of improvement to create a greener office space and support campus sustainability. 

Green Office Program Ambassadors for each department will be supported to learn, develop and share sustainability-related ideas and initiatives, contribute to making a positive impact on campus and receive a certification for their departments overall sustainability achievements.

How it works

  1. Designate a ‘Green Office Program Ambassador’ in your office to complete the easy online form; email with your Banner ID to gain access to the dashboard.
  2. Evaluate your department’s current practices and procedures and begin implementing new sustainable practices.
  3. Track your department's progress based on the Green Office program categories by updating the online dashboard.
  4. Your office will be certified based on number of points achieved.
  5. Continue to implement new initiatives and practices to improve your department's overall score.

Green Office program categories

  • administrative and culture
  • energy
  • purchasing
  • transportation
  • waste
  • well-being

Role of Green Office Program Ambassador

  • Act as main point of contact between department and the Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability (OCIS).
  • Complete and update department’s online dashboard (at least once a year).
  • Share sustainability-related events, announcements and resources with department.

Participating departments

If you have provided your Banner ID to, you can access the Ontario Tech Green Office Dashboard.