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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 2018-2019.  AASHE provides campus sustainability resources and industry standards for universities world wide.  Click here to learn more!       


Recent News

Students Maddie Summers, Madison Kuresh, Lois Kleinsasser, Lauren Oishie with their poster on Tidal Wetlands and Carbon Storage

A symposium at Mount Royal on Feb 1 to mark World Wetlands Day (Feb 2) explored crucial habitats and natural  flood barriers that help protect Calgary.      

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Kelsey McColgan

Mount Royal's 2018 Bachelor of Communication - Information Design graduating class examine the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals in capstone project.

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Mount Royal University student Cory Beaver

Student Energy's Mount Royal chapter hosts SevenGen 2019; the first Indigenous Student Energy Summit, January 24 - 27, 2019 at the Grey Eagle Resort on Tsuut'ina Nation.

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Contact us: sustainableMRU@mtroyal.ca.

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