Carleton University is dedicated to fostering a culture of sustainability by increasing engagement across the campus community. There are many ways to get involved with the various clubs, organizations, and initiatives on campus that focus on sustainability.

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WWF Living Planet @ Campus

Living Planet @ Campus is a partnership between Carleton Sustainability and World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF Canada). WWF Canada is the largest international conservation organization in the country and is actively working towards reversing the decline of wildlife.


About Living Planet @ Campus

Living Planet @ Campus provides students with opportunities to take meaningful actions to protect the environment and improve sustainability practices within their own lives and on campus. The program offers a range of initiatives, such as community clean-ups, Earth Hour, and grant funding, and allows students to build their resumes while contributing to positive change. Additionally, through the program, students can earn WWF’s new Living Planet Leader designation, which is a self-guided certification.


Become a WWF Living Planet Leader at Carleton

The Living Planet Leader program is a self-guided program that allows students the flexibility to choose initiatives that are meaningful to them while building the skills and experiences needed in the field of sustainability. After completing all program requirements, students will receive a Living Planet Leader designation.

In addition to the program, students can also apply for funding to lead projects at Carleton that are in line with the goals of the Energy and Sustainability Office. These projects can include initiatives related to waste reduction, sustainable transportation, energy conservation, and more. By leading these projects, students can gain valuable experience in project management, leadership, and sustainability while making a positive impact on the Carleton community.


Who can apply?

The Living Planet Leader designation is open to all Carleton students, regardless of their academic background or career path.
Students must complete all program requirements within three months of their final academic semester to earn their designation.


What are the requirements?

In order to receive the designation, you must demonstrate that you have completed all of the following actions:

  1. Volunteering on campus, in the community, or elsewhere to contribute to sustainable practices
  2. Applying sustainability principles to your personal life, such as reducing your carbon footprint or adopting sustainable lifestyle choices
  3. Applying sustainability principles in your academic work, such as researching or studying sustainable practices or solutions
  4. Demonstrating leadership and teamwork by leading projects or initiatives in your community or on campus.

Living Planet Leaders can include the certification on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles, and their names will be listed on WWF’s Living Planet @ Campus website as recognition for their dedication to sustainability.


How do you register?

Learn more about the Living Planet Leader program, including requirements and how to register, by visiting the Living Planet @ Campus website.

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