Sustainable MRU

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

Photo of disturbed land in the boreal forest.

Mount Royal has earned a silver rating for campus wide sustainability efforts and participation in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a program of AASHE.  This was the first year applying .

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Students Calem Pollock and Jessica Maron.

Academics, conservation groups, industry, government and students gathered at MRU on Feb. 4 to address the crucial link between wetlands and biodiversity at the second World Wetlands Day Symposium.

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The movement to reduce single-use plastics is gaining ground. 40 Days & 40 Ways to Reduce Single use Plastic encourages people on campus, as well as the community, to make changes in how they both view and use plastic.

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