Claire Bennett, MA
Manager: Sustainability Office, Wilfrid Laurier University
From bottom of the list to “Top Performer” and “Rising Star” levels of recognition from both local and international sustainability rankers, Claire has driven exponential advancement at Laurier, reducing intensity based GhG’s by 18% in the past few years. Major gains have come from progressive infrastructure and operational improvements, including an substantial energy management initiative to reduce consumption over 30% through integrated smart grid applications as well as a multi-faceted central waste program that diverts 63% of waste, while achieving meaningful process improvements. Claire also provides local leadership, serving as past chair and current member of Waterloo Region’s Climate Action Committee.’s Climate Action Committee.