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Sustainability Office

Shot of Trent's Bata Library from across the Otonabee river

Sustainability Office

Campus Performance

Trent strives to align our campus operations to our green teaching and research.  Whether it is energy management, waste diversion or cleaning our buildings there is often a lot of effort 'behind the scenes' to move Trent's practices, programs and policies to be increasingly responsible to the environment.

Trent can look back proudly at the last 10 years of campus sustainability.

  • The Trent Community now diverts 35% more waste from going to landfill.
  • Trent's GHGs are 25% lower.
  • Trent uses 5% less electricity and only 3% more natural gas in spite of a 13% increase in building space.
  • Even with 14% more students, we now use 44% less water.