Sustainability Media Archive



Hamilton Victory Gardens praises partnership with Mohawk College

Mohawk College Student Ashley Packer With a VG Award

December 8th, 2015 - President's Notebook

Our college’s commitment to environmental sustainability was recognized during the Hamilton Victory Gardens’ annual volunteer appreciation harvest.

Mohawk donated more than 90 kilograms of produce from our community garden to Neighbour to Neighbour Centre and the Mohawk Students’ Association food bank.

Special thanks to 3rd year Architecture Technology student Ashley Packer who took a leadership role in expanding our garden at the Fennell campus to 47 plots... Read More

Smart Commute Week at Mohawk

Mohawk College Celebrate Bike Month 2015 Poster

September 18th, 2015 - Mohawk Matters

During Smart Commute Week all students and staff are encouraged to ride a bike, take the bus, carpool or walk to Mohawk.

The Sustainability Office will be celebrating Smart Commute Week by hosting some exciting on-campus events! Stop by our booths in the C-Wing (near Starbucks) next week to learn about alternative options for commuting to Mohawk. Each day will have a unique theme, and some awesome prizes to be won.


Mohawk Community Garden Grow Unconventional Gardeners

Mohawk College Students Gardening in the Community Garden

July 3rd, 2015 - Hamilton Spectator

The Hamilton Spectator has this story (opens new window) about the expanded community garden at Mohawk’s Fennell Campus. The community garden project began with just 12 plots in 2013. Mohawk’s Sustainability Office decided to expand the project in 2014 due to increasing demand. The community garden now hosts 47 plots for students and community members to use.

Cycle for Change Mohawk

Bike at the Mohawk College Sustainability Office with a Borrow Me sign on it.

June 4th, 2015 - Ignite News Article

Borrowing a bike has never been easier at Mohawk College’s Fennell Campus. If you have a One Card, the process for renting a 21-gear mountain bike is as simple as signing out a library book...hose concerned with the safety and security associated with biking in the city can be assured that all the necessary equipment is supplied with the rental... Read More


Community Garden Grows at Mohawk

May 29th, 2015 - Ignite News Article

It’s planting day at Hamilton’s newest community garden. The $80-thousand garden is the latest initiative of Mohawk College’s sustainability office. All 36 of the freshly-minted plots near the F-wing of the Fennell Campus have been spoken for by Mohawk staff, students, and members of the community... Read More



Mohawk College featured in Sustainable Business Magazine

April 24th, 2015 - Mohawk Matters

Check out the latest issue of Sustainable Business Magazine. Mohawk is featured as a part of the magazine’s look at sustainable campuses in North America... Read Magazine (opens new window)

Canada's Greenest Employer - Second year in a row!

2015 Canada's Greenest Employers

April 22nd, 2015 - Mohawk Matters

Mohawk College has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for the second year in a row by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Mohawk is the only college in Ontario, and one of two colleges in Canada, to make the 2015 list of greenest employers...

Read the President Ron McKerlie's KUDOS: Mohawk College again recognized for our leadership in environmental sustainability


Mohawk CarShare a Success

Mohawk College Students with the Mohawk CarShare Car

November 6th, 2014 - Hamilton Spectator

At Mohawk the two 2015 Kia model cars supplied and serviced by CarShare are parked on the north side of the athletic centre at the Fennell campus.

The general public can also use the program and the vehicles are equipped with Bluetooth technology and a variety of other digital and comfort amenities. Currently, Lende said the cars are booked up to 20 hours each day... Read More (opens new window)

Spotlight on Mohawk Farmstand

September 25th, 2014 - MoCast Episode 2, Season 2

MoCast is a regular video news show from the communications team at Mohawk College. Topics covered range from general college news to updates on major initiatives at the college and tours of our facilities, classrooms and labs.

In this episode, Mohawk Farm Stand is featured...


Planting Day at Mohawk College

June 6th, 2014 - Mohawk Matters

About 50 students and staff at Mohawk are participating in this year’s Community Garden project.




Sustainable Living for both Mohawk College and Hamilton

Mohawk College Sustainability Team Standing by the Community Garden Sign

June 4th, 2014 - Ignite News

The community garden has been only around for two years but has seem to strike an interest among the Hamilton and Mohawk community.

Local farmers and patrons from the area had the opportunity to take a space in the garden to grow a plant of their choice, vegetable or fruit. Some of the donations from the garden were asked to be given the MSA food bank.

“Lots of the fruits and vegetables will go to the gardeners for their own personal consumption,”... Read More

Mohawk College on Canada's Green List

Mohawk College Collaboratory Exterior

April 22th, 2014 - Hamilton Spectator

Mohawk College in Hamilton and Sodexo in Burlington have made Canada's Greenest Employers list. The announcement was made in honour of Earth Day Tuesday.

Mohawk made the list for the first time. Among the reasons cited were: its commitment to reducing its carbon emission by 20 per cent by 2020; its encouragement of use of alternative transportation for staff and students through discounted and free transit passes, carpool parking and bike share; and a community garden program... Read More (opens new window)

Canada's Greenest Employer

April 22th, 2014 - Mohawk Matters

Mohawk College has been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2014. The competition, now entering its eighth year, is organized by the editors of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The special designation recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations... Read More (opens new window)

Mohawk Leads The Way Towards a Sustainable Future

Chris Turner Public Speaking at a Podium

January 24th, 2014 - Ignite News

Journalist and author of The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy, Turner captivated the audience inside the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, giving an insight into his vision of a world free from relentless dependency on fossil fuels

“Self-preservation as a species is an important thing and we are at a very fragile, tricky moment,” said Turner. “There are seven billion of us on the planet. We have a highly advanced technological industrial society that we need to continue to feed, clothe and shelter us all.”... Read More


Mohawk getting back to its roots (and stems and leaves)

Lettuce and Other Vegetables in Mohawk College's Community Garden

September 26th, 2013 - Ignite News Article

Grab a rake, a shovel and some soil and you have the essential tools to begin a fresh vegetable garden. City farming has never been simpler.

In response to requests from students, staff and faculty members The Mohawk Community Garden Co-op was launched in June. With the high level of environmental awareness at Mohawk, this project will continue to build on the growing culture of living a healthy lifestyle... Read More

Old McDonald Alive and Well In The City

Students and Staff Gardening at the Mohawk College Community Garden

July 15th, 2013 - Hamilton Spectator

For 25 bucks, you get a rake, a shovel and some soil. Throw in some free expertise, too. City farming has never been easier.

More than 50 locations across the city are home to some form of sustainable farming, and it's creeping into school yards, churches and neighbourhood properties. Here's the good news: you don't need to be a farmer... Read More (opens new window)


Mohawk Wins Awards for Improving Hamilton Commutes

Bikes at a Bike Pad

December 11th, 2012 - CBC Hamilton

Mohawk College have been recognized for their commitment to improving commutes for their students and employees.

The sixth-annual Smart Commute Awards event awarded Parsons Brinkerhoff Employee Engagement Award to Mohawk College. The awards recognize members of the Smart Commute program, which aims to ease gridlock and improve transportation across the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area... Read More (opens new window)

Mohawk Opens New Restricted Access Bike Parking

April 10th, 2012 - Mohawk Matters