Ron Saporta, chief operating officer at the University of Toronto’s Facilities & Services, has been named a 2023 Canada’s Clean16 and Clean50 honouree by Delta Management Group.

The Clean50 awards recognize sustainability leaders in Canada across 16 industry categories – with the leader in each category receiving the Clean16.

“As an environmental engineer and an alumnus of U of T, I am grateful for the rare opportunity to work on a lifelong passion – bettering our environment with technology and innovation – alongside excellent and dedicated colleagues,” Saporta said. “We have rolled up our sleeves and are excited to make progress on our Climate Positive Campus plan, which I hope can serve as a model for other organizations to reimagine and rebuild their infrastructure in our efforts against climate change.” 

Delta Management Group said Saporta was selected for leading the St. George campus with a sustainability strategy that seeks to make it a climate-positive and greenhouse gases-negative campus by 2050.

“I am thrilled to congratulate my colleague Ron on his recent award,” said Shatha Qaqish-Clavering, Director of Strategy and Operations at Climate Positive Energy. “We are pleased to have worked with Ron to advance U of T research and technology demonstration on campus through our joint grants competition, and we continue to work together as members of the Climate Economy Strategic Council, implementing strategies of the climate economy on campus to decarbonize the campus while help Canadian SMEs gain success.”

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