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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Indicators of Success

  • Goal: Overall objective we want to achieve.
  • Action: Specific measures to be planned and implemented in order to achieve the goal.
  • Timeline: Timeline over which the action should be achieved.
  • Indicators: How success will be measured – qualitative or quantitative, including a baseline year to measure against.

Measurement and Communications

Measurement Tools

Many indicators of success will be qualitative and can be measured through surveys, social media metrics, and interviews. Quantitative metrics items such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy and water usage can be measured using data obtained from sub-meters and monthly utility bills. Audits, such as our annual waste audit, will be used to measure our waste reduction and diversion rate.


This Action Plan spans five years. Therefore goals and actions will be achievable in the short to medium-term. Short-term actions will take place in the first two years and medium term actions will be undertaken in years three to five.

Program Reporting and Evaluation

The Sustainability Office reports annually on progress to a variety of stakeholders, including Laurier’s Building and Properties Committee, Laurier’s Board of Governors and Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. The Office also reports annually to the Council of Ontario Universities’ Going Greener Report (projects completed) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (annual GHG emissions and energy and water usage).


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