Commitment to Sustainability

Cape Breton University is set be the first energy self-sufficient campus in North America with the soon-to-be operation of its wind farm.

CBU is the first energy self-sufficient campus in North America

Sustainability is woven into the academic fabric at CBU, demonstrated through the research, teaching and learning that happens here every day. Our commitment to sustainability is at the core of the Verschuren Centre, key to our physical operations and a prominent influence on our strategic planning.

Working with Efficiency Nova Scotia, CBU has actively pursued greenhouse gas (GHG) reducing energy efficiency projects in recent years. These projects include lighting upgrades, energy efficient ventilation systems, campus wide sub-metering, low-emissivity ceilings, heat recovery systems from compressors and an energy efficient water treatment system. Total annual savings are estimated at more than 1.4 GWh.

Climate change is an issue that affects us all. Come study at a university where words are put into action – study at the first energy self-sufficient campus in North America. Study at Cape Breton University.

Become a Change Agent with Education for Sustainability

The Master in Education with a focus on Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCI) provides educators with the core competencies to become leaders in sustainability education. The M. Ed. (SCI) is designed for both formal and non-formal educators, administrators, innovators, classroom teachers, and environmental, community, and sustainability leaders.  This 36-month, part-time master’s program is delivered through flexible online course delivery.

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