The Green Citizen is a Seneca College campaign providing Seneca students, the broader Seneca community of staff, alumni, and associates, as well as external individuals and organizations with an appreciation of the role the environment plays in both their lives and careers. At its core is the Green Citizen three hour learning module embedding this environmental imperative within the broader scope of learning, career enhancement, and public commitment as engaged citizens.

The Green Citizen describes environmental issues and your individual impact, details the “human-environment” ecological connection, provides commentary from industry leaders on the importance of this knowledge, and examines how an eco appreciation will enhance your career and lifestyle opportunities by contributing to a healthier world.

This module is available as a public resource for those who would like learn more about the environment. Maximum benefit however is achieved by registering in the Green Citizen process. After registering, you will participate in the online discussion portion, contribute to the green citizen social media opportunity and on completion submit your request for your personal Green Citizen Card.


On completion of the Green Citizen learning module those who register and complete the online discussion requirements will be awarded the Green Citizen Card in recognition of an ability to:

  • Describe the ecological connection between you and the environment.
  • Develop a personal collection of interpretive tools for assessing your impact on the environment and what you as a citizen can do in response.
  • Identify opportunities for an employer to meet an environmental imperative in their workplace.
  • Contribute to the public conversation about the meaning of an environmental imperative.

Topic Highlights


Unit 1: Everyday is Earth Day!

  • The study of the environment
    • Perceptions and attitudes surrounding its study and appreciation
    • Obstacles preventing or distracting you from seeking solutions for problems
  • Ways an understanding of the environment enhances daily lives and jobs
  • The current stresses within the global ecosystem

Unit 2: The environment, where do you fit in?

  • The connection between you and the environment
  • The self-regulating systems of Earth
  • Your personal obligation for this shared environment

Unit 3: Me, my program, my career.

  • What this means for you and your career
  • Participant is provided with a tool to undertake an Academic Green Transect (AGT) of their academic program