Sustainability at Carleton

5 students standing infront of a sustainability banner

At Carleton University, we have embraced sustainability in many forms and in many aspects of operations – in research and academic programs. To ensure a cohesive and structured approach that will – in itself – be sustainable, the next step is a sustainability strategic plan for campus operations.

At Carleton University, we believe that sustainability means to live, learn and grow within our campus community in a manner that protects and strengthens our physical and social environments such that the students, staff and faculty of future generations can continue to develop and enjoy our campus community.

Sustainability Opportunities for Staff and Faculty

Carleton is developing several programs and initiatives to engage staff in making meaningful contributions on campus.

Employee Sustainability Guide
As a Carleton employee, there’s a lot you can do to contribute to our sustainability strategy. Use the Employee Sustainability Guide to help you make green choices throughout your workday.

Eco Reps Program
Eco Reps are a network of staff volunteers with an interest in sustainability issues. The program provides staff members with opportunities to influence positive changes in their workplaces and help the University to fully embed sustainability practices across the campus.

Green Workplace Certification
The Green Workplace Certification is designed to educate and encourage members of the Carleton community to adopt sustainable practices in their workplaces. The checklist offers action items that promote environmental vitality, human health & well-being, and financial viability. We hope it inspires you to develop creative solutions to sustainability challenges in your workplace.

The program provides recognition of efforts towards sustainability through a workplace certification rating, which can be displayed in your workplace.

Learn more about sustainability at Carleton.