Sustainable MRU


Resources

 

Share this presentation with your department and new employees.  Please email fm@mtroyal.ca with any questions regarding the campaign.
Green Office Certification is a means to recognize those members and groups who are prioritizing sustainability on campus through their daily tasks, attitudes, and behaviors in the office. Click here for more details or to complete the checklist for your office. Once complete, email to sustainablemru@mtroyal.ca and we will recognize your office on our webpage and give you a certificate to hang in your office. Let's continue to strive for 3 leaves for all offices across campus!

The Green Events Initiative is a means to recognize those members and groups who are prioritizing sustainability on campus through event planning. In June 2016, Sustainable MRU implemented the Green Events checklist to help faculty, staff, and students make their events more sustainable.

The checklist form can be found here.

What to do: Review the checklist to help plan your event. You will need to achieve at least 21/24 Yes or N/A selections to achieve 85%. Once your event is completed, complete the checklist and email it sustainablemru@mtroyal.ca. We will then recognize your event on our webpage!

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation.

AASHE’s Campus Sustainability Hub is an online resource library that provides access to 6,000+ valuable resources for campus sustainability practitioners, enabling AASHE members to share and learn about all aspects of sustainability in higher education. Resources are organized by sustainability topic (e.g., curriculum, public engagement, energy, investment) and content type (e.g., academic program, case study, conference presentation, photograph).
I encourage everybody to subscribe to AASHE’s e-Newsletters. AASHE Bulletin is a weekly publication that delivers the latest in campus sustainability news, resources, opportunities, events, and jobs and internships. AASHE Announcements is a monthly publication that highlights news, events and important information about AASHE and its members. STARS Update is a periodic publication designed to keep participants up-to-date on the latest STARS technical developments, publications, deadlines, tips and tools.
AASHE’s Campus Sustainability Perspectives blog features opinions and reports by staff and guests related to campus sustainability. You can read the blog, comment on posts and request to submit your own items as a guest blogger. There is also a chronological archive page and a comprehensive list of other blogs related to campus sustainability.

AASHE presents or co-sponsors workshops and webinars throughout the year, as well as an annual conference that serves as the largest stage in North America for higher education sustainability practitioners to take advantage of face-to-face networking in a collaborative environment. These events offer opportunities to connect with our colleagues at regional, national and international levels to share resources. As members, we receive discounts on registration for all AASHE events. Check this listing for upcoming events.
Anyone from our campus is welcome to submit for consideration to serve on AASHE’s Board of Directors, Advisory Council, STARS Steering Committee, or STARS Technical Advisors.

To access member-only pages on AASHE’s website and take advantage of member benefits, individuals must first create their own account. To create an individual account, go to the register page and complete a user profile using your campus email address. After you receive an email with your password, go to the login page, enter your email address (username) and new password, and you will have access to the entirety of online resources.
If you have any questions about AASHE or our benefits as a member, email membership@aashe.org. Again, every individual on our campus can take advantage of these membership benefits from AASHE, so be sure to set up an account and get started today!

As a member, our institution receives a reduced fee for participating in AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.                  Mount Royal is currently collecting data for the 2018/2019 report.

We can submit news, opportunities, resources, events, and job postings to the AASHE Bulletin (be sure to read the submission guidelines first). The Bulletin informs more than 9,000 subscribers in the campus sustainability community.

Our campus can submit applications for any of the AASHE Sustainability Awards, in the categories of Campus Sustainability Achievement, Campus Sustainability Research and Student Sustainability Leadership.