Environmental Sustainability

By minimizing our carbon footprint, we are being a responsible community member and providing our students with increased environmental consciousness and understanding.

—Lisa Massie, Director of Facilities

Students examining leaves

Waste Diversion

Our commitment to sustainability

We have been increasing the amount of waste diverted from landfills over the past several years. In the 2012-13 school year, 54% (72 tonnes) of waste was diverted. This increased to 70% (101 tonnes) in 2016-17, which is equivalent to 10 school buses!

Learn more about the waste Havergal has diverted from landfills since 2012.

Campus enhancements

Sustainable design features
  • Green roofs to reduce energy consumption and help clean the air.
  • Rooftop solar array panels to produce an alternative source of energy for the school.
  • Three-storey BioWall to provide a natural air filtration system, which helps to purify and freshen the air within the Upper School building.
  • Daylight sensors and occupancy controls to ensure that lights are turned off after a room is vacated.
  • Electric vehicle charging stations to promote the reduction of greenhouse gases.
  • Water use–efficient plumbing fixtures to decrease water usage.
  • Native and drought-resistant plants, reducing the volume of water needed to maintain beautiful gardens.