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Sustainability at Mount Royal University

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    MRU earns silver STARS sustainability rating!

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 2019-2020. AASHE provides campus sustainability resources and industry standards for universities world wide. Click here to learn more!

Recent News

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The movement to reduce single-use plastics is gaining ground thanks to a new booklet, written by MRU professors, Ruth Pickett-Seltner and Celeste MacConnachie.

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Two fourth-year ecotourism and outdoor leadership students are working as research assistants for a national initiative to help make parks and protected spaces more inclusive.

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Photo of students and faculty from Mount Royal University visiting the McArthur River uranium mine in Saskatchewan.

MRU's World Wetlands Day Symposium tackles biodiversity as academics, conservation groups, industry, government, and students come together.

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