Carleton University has a strong commitment to embedding continuous environmental and sustainable improvement into our operations. We continue to seek new and innovative ways to demonstrate our sustainability leadership in research, teaching, learning, and operations. This commitment allows us to reduce our collective impact while ensuring that both existing and future generations of students, staff, and faculty continue to enjoy our unique campus.

Recent Milestone and Achievements

  • Since 2005, Carleton has reduced its green-house gas carbon emissions intensity by 40% and energy use intensity by 15%. Carleton has also reduced its water consumption by 27% since 2013
  • In 2022, Carleton also achieved a Gold rating in AASHE’s STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Ranking System) program and was recognized as a Sustainable Campus Index Top Performer.
  • Carleton ranked 2nd in Canada and 49th globally among over 900 universities in the UI Green Metrics international ranking system for sustainability in 2022.
  • To date, 11 buildings have been Green Globe certified, an assessment protocol that Carleton leverages to assist in sustainable building design.

Learn more on the official Sustainability Carleton website. Sustainability | Carleton University