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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 2016-2017.  AASHE provides campus sustainability resources and industry standards for universities world wide.  Click here to learn more! 


Green Services on Campus

From organics recycling to sustainable transportation and green events,  find out about the variety of sustainable services and where they're located across campus.

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Sustainable MRU Committee

Formed in 2007, the committee builds on past efforts of institutional and cultural change to progress as an environmentally responsible organization.

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2025 Strategic Plan   

Mount Royal has committed to promote growth of economic, environmental and social sustainability throughout our campus in the Institutional 2025 Strategic Plan. 

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2016 Facilities Waste Audit Report

This report summarizes waste composition campus wide.  It is our goal to divert paper, organics, and recyclables from the waste stream from 35% to 70% by 2017.

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Get Involved There are many volunteer opportunities for students and staff on campus who are interested in sustainability.

The Sustainable MRU Committee is made up of students, faculty, and staff, and anyone is welcome to attend the meetings. Please contact for more information on getting involved.  


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