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

Recent News


Otahpiaaki 2019 celebrates Indigenous beauty, fashion and design for the fourth year in a row.  Fashion shows will take place Nov 8 and 9. Workshops and events will continue until Dec. 20.

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Paul Shumlich inspecting some leaves from the Deepwater Farms aquaponics farm

Mount Royal grad, Paul Shumlich, grows local food and business.  Deepwater Farms is a state-of-the art aquaponics operation producing fish, greens and herbs with little to no waste.

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West Gate Social replaces The Hub!  Each NSO attendee received a free reusable tumbler, a great benefit to new students and step in the right direction to improve campus sustainability.

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