Our process helps Canada achieve sustainable development solutions that integrate environmental and economic considerations to ensure the lasting prosperity and well-being of our nation.


We rigorously research and conduct high quality analysis on issues of sustainable development. Our thinking is original and thought provoking.


We convene opinion leaders and experts from across Canada around our table to share their knowledge and diverse perspectives. We stimulate debate and integrate polarities. We create a context for possibilities to emerge.


We generate ideas and provide realistic solutions to advise governments, Parliament and Canadians. We proceed with resolve and optimism to bring Canada’s economy and environment closer together.

Green Guide: A User’s Guide to Sustainable Development for Canadian Colleges

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Prepared by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)

The Green Guide provides an overview of the steps involved in creating an environmentally sustainable college. It focuses on the principles, strategies and goals which underlie such an endeavour. This volume draws on together reports from ACCC member institutions which have undertaken various initiatives to green their campuses. Rather than presenting promotional statements, The Green Guide gathers case studies of less than perfect human beings coming to grips with the environmental challenges posed by their institutions and training mandates. Much can be learned from their mistakes as well as the success stories.

The Green Guide is useful, not only to academic organizations but to other private sector organizations, as a reference tool for implementing sustainable development. The book is intended to serve as a model and a guide for future action.