Sustainable MRU

Green Services on Campus



Recycling & Waste DiversionOn campus we recycle: Batteries, cell phones, pens, printer cartridges and toners, furniture, electronics and paper.  As of May 2016 we now offer organics and single stream recycling in high traffic food areas.  For more details on waste and recycling, check out the 2016 Waste Assessment or see our guide on what goes where.
TransportationTransit, U-Pass, carpooling, and cycling resources are available at the Parking Office.
ResearchThe Institute for Environmental Sustainability and the Library have a great selection of sustainability-themed resources.  Check out one of IES's many seminars throughout the year!
Community Garden The Campus Community Garden is run by SAMRU Student Services.  For more details about workshops and seminars or to become a member today, contact their Student's Initiative Programmer at
Green Events

In 2016 Sustainable MRU introduced Green Events.  Use the checklist to plan your next event and receive recognition on our website!

Green Office CertificationThe Green Office Certificate has been created to help the campus community take action and develop behaviors to reduce our institutional environmental footprint.  More info here!

Committees & ClubsSAMRU Clubs

Looking to start a club or join one? Click here for SAMRU clubs. Previous or on-going sustainability related clubs include: LEAP, SEEK, Student Energy, and Urban Ag.


Sustainable MRU

Formed in 2007, the MRU Sustainability Committee builds on past efforts of institutional and cultural change to facilitate progress towards a showcase of an environmentally and socially responsible organization.

The multi-stakeholder committee is sponsored by Facilities Management and serves in an advisory capacity. The Committee provides an opportunity for members of the Mount Royal community to create and implement sustainability initiatives on campus. Membership was initially geared to reflect four key elements necessary to ensure successful creation of campus sustainability. These key areas were; operations, community development, research and curriculum.

The first Sustainability Committee annual report was prepared in 2009/2010.  Contact for more details or to get involved!

Green Team

The Green Team is a volunteer task force that has been active within the Faculty of Continuing Education since 2007, with the addition of International Education in 2009, encouraging "green" behaviour in a fun and positive way. See more here!


MRU Enactus

Are you an entrepreneur with a great sustainable idea? Connect with MRU Enactus to put your idea into motion!

Classroom landfill bins have been removed. Please use our multi-component bins located in the hallways. Learn more here.