Sustainable MRU


Sept 26 & Sept 27, 2017
MRU Mainstreet
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

What does a sustainable MRU look like to you? Stop by Mainstreet Sept 26 and 27 between 10am - 2pm to celebrate Mount Royal’s social and environmental sustainability successes and engage in conversations about how to improve societal, community, MRU, and personal sustainability!

Local and MRU internal representatives will be setting up informational displays on environmental and social sustainability on Main Street. Learn about opportunities to get involved at MRU and what a future career in energy, waste, and sustainability looks like!

Whether you pursue research in sustainability, join the Community Garden, participate in the commuter challenge, or put your waste in the correct waste receptacle, we all have a role when it comes to sustainability.

Events & Activities


     Sustainability in Alberta: An expert panel discussion - Tuesday, September 26 / 12:30pm - 2:00pm / RLLC Ideas Visualization Lounge
     Enjoy diverse perspectives and free pizza lunch with the following government, industry, and advocacy professionals:
  • Dick Ebersohn, Program Manager, Climate Change, City of Calgary
  • Jamey Fitzgibbon, EVP, Construction and Engineering, BluEarth Renewables Inc.
  • Sarah Hastings-Simon, Program Director Clean Economy, Pembina Institute
  • Liz Hannah, Vice President, External Affairs & Communications, Progress Energy
  • Graham Sucha MLA, Calgary-Shaw
  • Moderator: Connie Van der Byl, Director Mount Royal Institute for Environmental Sustainability
     This discussion panel has been organized and sponsored by the Institute for Environmental Sustainability.
Free Microgreens Workshop - Wednesday, September 27 / 12:30pm - 2:30pm / Mainstreet

The MRU Greenhouse is offering a free Microgreen Workshop September 27th on Mainstreet! Microgreens not only take less time to grow when compared to their mature counterparts, but are denser in nutritional content. They're as healthy as they are flavorful. The sessions will run for 30 minutes and you will plant a microgreen to take home. All materials and care instructions will be provided.

Limited spots. Register in advance here!

Mainstreet Sustainability Expo - Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27 / 10:00am - 2:00pm / Mainstreet
Representatives from local and internal social and environmental sustainability groups will be available to engage students, staff and faculty in conversations about how to improve societal, community, MRU and personal sustainability and develop a vision of our sustainable future. Join the conversation and learn about opportunities to get involved!  See the list below for participating groups. 

Take the Campus Commuter Challenge - Sept 16 - 29
Walk, carpool, bike, or ride to campus! Use less gas to get to class. Register at!

Thank you to our participating local and internal representatives:

Calgary Economic Development
CanWEA (Canadian Wind Energy Association)
City of Calgary Sustainability Office and GHG Emissions
Clean Energy Canada
Energy Efficiency Alberta
Light Up the World
Miistakis Institute
Mount Royal Building Operations
Pembina Institute
Skyfire Energy
Student Energy

Urban Renewal / Urban Design / Sustainable Transportation
Bike Calgary
City of Calgary Liveable Streets: includes Active Transportation
Flood Mitigation
Get Out The Vote (SAMRU)
Mount Royal Community Garden
Mount Royal Continuing Education
Mount Royal Institute for Community Prosperity
Mount Royal Parking Services Commuter Challenge

Waste / Environmental Services
City of Calgary Waste & Recycling
Green Calgary
Mount Royal Environmental Services
Sustainable MRU Committee
Waste Management

This event is organized by the Sustainable MRU Committee, sponsored by MRU Facilities Management.

Questions / CommentsWould you like more details on this event?  Do you want to request a booth on Mainstreet to promote your sustainability related initiative?

Please contact: Donald Jantz or