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Sustainability at Mount Royal University

At Mount Royal, acting sustainably means the critical activities of this higher education institution are ecologically sound, socially just and environmentally viable. A truly sustainable university emphasizes these concepts in its curriculum and research, preparing students to contribute as working citizens to an environmentally sound and socially just society.

A sustainable university is also committed to reducing its environmental footprint, and one long- term initiative at Mount Royal is a corporate energy management program to reduce energy consumption. Mount Royal’s Campus Master Plan ensures that all new University buildings are designed to achieve LEED certification.  Learn more about the LEED buildings on Mount Royal’s campus.

The Institute for Environmental Sustainability and Facilities Management have renewed our membership with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for 2018-2019.  AASHE provides campus sustainability resources and industry standards for universities world wide.  Click here to learn more!       


Recent News

Photo of Danielle Dusome and Hannah Grewal collecting water samples in the Bow River.

A Bachelor of Science duo from Mount Royal are investigating Bow River water quality upstream and downstream of an Indigenous community as part of a unique bursary and mentoring program.

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Meet the faculty researchers and undergraduate research assistants in the Institute for Environmental Sustainability.  Learn about their experiences and how to get involved.

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Park Life, Park, People, Walking, Life, Nature

Between June 2-8, 2019 Mount Royal participated in the Commuter Challenge. 906km of alternative transportation was logged by participants, avoiding 181kg of CO².

See all results here

 


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Contact us: sustainableMRU@mtroyal.ca.

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