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ImpAct-Climate Campus Living Labs Call for Proposal

Turn your campus into a living lab!

Colleges and institutes have a vital role to play in the race to net-zero! And, with the largest post-secondary footprint in the country, our engagement goes a long way.

We’re looking for projects! We need your help to develop network of Campus Living Labs that demonstrate ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in five areas: food, waste, transportation, buildings and landscapes, and Indigenous approaches to sustainability.

What’s a campus living lab?

Turning your campus into a living lab means integrating applied research and teaching with campus planning, infrastructure, operations, and community development in a way that maximizes the impact of sustainability projects. The campus is a sandbox for innovation explore opportunities and test new ideas in a local context, while learning from and sharing successes and failure.

As interactive demonstrations, living labs connect college and institute faculty, students, and community partners to raise awareness about climate change, showcase the sector’s solutions and highlight the importance of reducing GHG emissions.

Have an idea to turn your campus into a living lab? Submit your demonstration!

Download the application details and criteria
For more information, please email us at impact@collegesinstitutes.ca

The deadline for submissions is April 26, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT.

This call for submissions is the first of three. In this round, ten projects will be approved to begin in spring 2022.ImpAct-Climate is a five-year pan-Canadian climate-action initiative that will increase awareness about the impact of greenhouse gas emissions and promote behaviour change on college and institute campuses in support of Canada’s net-zero objectives. Developing a network of Campus Living Labs is one of the project’s three foundational pillars.

ImpAct-Climate is funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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