Sustainability isn’t just an academic pursuit at FIH’s. It’s a real commitment from students, faculty and staff to operating the campus in an environmentally responsible way.
The university has developed a reputation for environmental responsibility that is evident in everything from our far-reaching research endeavors to a variety of initiatives including:
- The renowned School of the Environment
- Two research-based green roofs
- The Atrium building built to LEED Silver standards
- A three-story living wall in the Atrium
- A major energy conservation project
- A widespread recycling program
- A smoke-free campus since 2013
- An annual Sustainability Week held in March
- A conversion from oil to natural gas that reduces our carbon footprint by about 33%
FIH’s is also home to the Atlantic Centre for Green Chemistry, and our faculty and students conduct leading research projects in areas including water quality, wildlife conservation and global warming.