Sustainability vision

At Fanshawe, we believe in embracing social and environmental responsibility while being fiscally accountable, to ensure a sustainable present and future for our community.

Our sustainability practices are guided by the College's values and the principles of compliance, ethical behaviour, stakeholder interest, transparency and accountability.

Sustainability mission

Fanshawe Sustainability supports the stewardship of the environment both on and off campus. We encourage Fanshawe and all of its constituents to be socially, environmentally, and economically responsible in all areas of operation to ensure a sustainable present and future for our community.

Defining sustainability

Sustainability at Fanshawe is defined as being socially, environmentally, and economically responsible in meeting the needs of today’s generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Incorporating these three elements will support human well-being, environmental health and economic prosperity over the long-term and ensure Fanshawe is accountable for daily actions and operations.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability Catalogue

Waste Management

Ways To Take Action


Indigenous land acknowledgement

We acknowledge the ancestors of the land and raise our hands to give thanks for welcoming us in to live, work, and learn within their ancestral lands. There are traditional stories owned by First Nations families that speak to the history of Southwestern Ontario. We recognize that these lands are shared traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Haudenoshaunee and Lenni Lenape families who once lived here to harvest the land for clothing, tools, food and medicine.

It is part of the Indigenous Education and Student Services strategy to build a strong working relationship between all local Nations and Fanshawe College with trust, humility, kindness and respect for each other. We will remember each day by acknowledging the rich history of this land and to walk softly on the ancestral lands of the Indigenous peoples of Southwestern Ontario.

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