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Sustainability Education Research Guide

A research portal to sustainability resources at Humber and beyond.

Introduction

I want you to act as if the house is on Fire, because it is" - Greta Thunberg

Definition: 

Climate change refers to the long- term change in the typical weather of a place as well a change in the Earth's Climate. The Earth's climate is warming at an alarming rate and has increased by one degree Fahrenheit from 100 years ago. These small changes have huge effects such as leading to snow melting which destroys entire habitats. (NASA, 2014). 

Understanding climate change and its environmental impacts means understanding that the climate and the weather are different. The weather refers to the changes we feel outside on a daily basis. The climate refers to the usual weather of a particular place, and changes in the different seasons. The "Earth's Climate" is the result of the climate when all the climates around the world are combined together. (NASA, 2014).

Areas of interest:
The Paris Agreement 
Green house Gas emissions
Sea Levels 

What is Humber doing:  

IEMP Humber's Integrated Energy Master Plan - Recognizing that mitigating the effects of climate change is of provincial, national and global importance, Humber has developed a 20 year Integrated Energy Master Plan (IEMPto address the institution’s energy and water consumption more strategically. 

Renewable Energy on Campus - The Learning Resource Commons has 100 KW of electricity from solar photovoltaic cells and has a green roof. The Humber Lakeshore residences installed Heat Recovery Ventilator rooftop units to recover heat from air exhausted by the kitchens, washrooms and laundry facilities. Learn more about what Humber is doing with regards to climate change and renewable energy on campus here

Resources