Carleton is developing several programs and initiatives to make 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 Sustainabiity Guide to help you make green choices throughout your workday.
Carleton University is committed to the environment and its role as environmental steward. This Sustainability Pledge is your opportunity to commit personally to a more sustainable University and every member of this community is encouraged to participate
Green Revolving Fund
At Carleton we are committed to building a culture of sustainability and embrace innovation and thinking outside of normal boundaries. That is why we created the Green Revolving Fund. This revolving fund has set aside $1 million to invest in in sustainability-related projects across campus.
The main criteria for projects will be to undertake initiates with positive environmental impacts and strong business case to bring funds back into the program. All Carleton students, faculty and staff are invited to submit their ideas.
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
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.
Green Tip of the Month
The Carleton Green Tip of the Month is a poster series and email campaign. Each month, the Sustainability Office provides a new green tip that you can implement in your building, classroom, dorm, office, or lab—and even at home!
- October Tip: Procurement – Buy Local
- September Tip: Energy Awareness – Lighting
- August Tip: August Tip Double sided printing
- July Tip: July poster litterless lunch
- June Tip: Energy Awareness – Photocopier
- May Tip: Transport poster
- April Tip: Earth Day poster
- March Tip: Help Reduce Disposable Cup Waste: BYOB
- February Tip: Become Energy Smart