Green Courses

*Note: The Green Courses program is currently under review. If you register a course and do not receive a response or experience any technical challenges during this transition, please email the Sustainability Office at sustainability[at]utoronto[dot]ca. Thank you to the many instructors across U of T that have supported this program and have worked to reduce unnecessary paper consumption and incorporate sustainability in their courses.

The Green Courses program has been recognizing courses where steps have been taken to reduce the use of paper (e.g. by double-siding course documents).  The program is currently under review and we are looking to expand the program beyond paper reduction. During this transition period, you may still register your course(s) using the information below:

The program aims to reduce paper usage through resourceful practices such as double-sided printing, single spacing, and online assignment submissions. We have created a self-assessment tool that instructors can use, and based on answers to a variety of questions, the course may be eligible to receive certification as a Green Course. The self-assessment will also be used to get feedback, and gather information about resources saved.

How do I get my course recognized?

(1) Be an instructor, TA, or course administrator

(2) Complete a self-assessment form for each of your courses

(3) Remember to re-certify your course every year. You can use the re-certification form for doing so if you have no major changes to the course.

Once your course is certified, we will send a Green Course logo to display on you course website and syllabus, as well as a PowerPoint slidedeck to share with the students in your class. If you have any questions, please email sustainability[at]utoronto[dot]ca.

Take a look at the certified Green Courses!

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