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Living Planet @ Campus

Four Ryerson students hugging the WWF panda mascot.

The Living Planet @ Campus is a project led by World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF Canada) in partnership with TMU’s Sustainability Office. WWF Canada is the largest international conservation organization in the country that is actively working towards reversing the decline of wildlife. 

About Living Planet @ Campus 

Living Planet @ Campus allows students to take meaningful actions to protect the environment and improve sustainability practices within their own lives and on campus. The program offers a number of opportunities to build their resume and contribute to positive change, such as community clean-ups, hackathon competitions, and grant funding. Through the program, students can also earn WWF’s new Living Planet at Leader designation, which is a self-guided certification. 

Become a WWF Living Planet Leader at TMU

The Living Planet Leader is a self-guided program that allows TMU students the flexibility to choose initiatives that are meaningful to them while building the skills and experiences needed in the field of sustainability. After all program requirements are completed, students will receive a Living Planet Leader designation. 

Students can also apply for funding to lead conservation projects at TMU that are in line with the goals of the Sustainability Office.

The Living Planet Leader designation is open to all TMU students, regardless of your academic background or career path.

All program requirements must be completed within three months following their final academic semester in order to earn their designation.

In order to receive the designation, you must demonstrate that you have completed all of the following actions:

  • volunteering on campus, in the community or elsewhere;
  • applied sustainability to their personal life; 
  • applied sustainability in their academic work; and 
  • demonstrated leadership and teamwork.

Living Planet Leaders can include the certification on their resumes and LinkedIn, and will be listed on WWF’s Living Planet @ Campus website (external link) .

Learn more about the program, past success stories, requirements and how to register to become a Living Planet Leader by visiting Living Planet @ Campus website (external link) .

Go Wild School Grants

Each fall, TMU students, staff and faculty are invited to apply for up to $1,000 to bring their sustainability project to life. Through the Go Wild School Grant, applicants are encouraged to push their creativity and ingenuity to develop action-oriented ways to restore and protect nature at TMU. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to plan, develop and lead their project, expand their networks by collaborating with different campus stakeholders and be recognized on the WWF national website.

Learn more about the Go Wild School Grant, eligibility requirements and important dates by visiting the Go Wild School Grant website (external link) .


If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities with Sustainability, please contact Sharmilla Raj, sustainability engagement lead, at or 416-979-5000, ext. 6273.