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Your online portal to sustainability information at the University of Calgary.

Learn about what UCalgary is doing to lead by example and how you can get involved.

  • Which of these items can be recycled on campus?

    Answer: All of them! All of these items can go in the mixed recyclables bins on campus. Nearly 90 per cent of the daily waste we produce at the university can be recycled or composted. In 2015 we diverted 40 per cent of our waste from the landfill; Click here to learn more.

  • Register for UNIV 401.30: Sustainability Research I

    Create a nature-inspired innovation that combats climate change and earn credit towards the upcoming embedded Certificate in Sustainability Studies. Course outline | Certificate info

  • Building smart, safe and sustainable cities

    As millions of people flock to urban centres around the world, there is an urgent need to create better cities — and researchers at UCalgary are working to build smarter, safer and more sustainable urban environments. Read article

  • UCalgary's 2016 Sustainability Report is now available

    Read about the work students, faculty and staff are doing to support the goals of our Institutional Sustainability Strategy and the university's leadership in sustainability. Learn moreRead the Report

  • UCalgary researchers spearhead transition to a low-carbon future

    University of Calgary's Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources receives $75 million in federal funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. A team of 270 researchers is ready to tackle the challenge of reducing the impact of energy extraction on the environment. Read more

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Institutional Sustainability Strategy

Institutional Sustainability Strategy

The University of Calgary aims to become a Canadian post-secondary education leader in sustainability, in our academic and engagement programs, administration and operational practices, and through supporting community and industry. Learn more and pledge your commitment to sustainability

  1. Jan 18

    Sustainability Resource Centre under renovation

    The Sustainability Resource Centre will not be officially open until early February. However, we are still here and happy to chat! Just come by and knock. We will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with exceptions for lunch and sometimes meetings. If you cannot catch us, email with any questions.

  2. Jan 26

    Food: A Grassroots Future?

    As consumers we are increasingly taking an active interest in where our food comes from and how that impacts the environment, our communities and our health. Join our panel of experts for a roundtable discussion that explores the future of food over the next 20 years in Calgary and beyond. Our speakers will address a variety of issues around food in southern Alberta, and how they fit into the global food system. Learn more or register!