The university has a policy for integrated pest management and uses no chemical pesticides on the grounds.
Carleton University is fortunate to be located in a very natural and green setting being bordered by the Rideau Canal and Rideau River. Students have long identified it as one of the most remarkable parts of the Carleton experience.
Carleton’s land use and management of the 62 hectare campus impact the local ecosystem through the use of water, campus development and construction, landscaping applications such as fertilizers in summer or salt in winter, and storm water management. The university already has a policy for integrated pest management and has used no chemical pesticides on the grounds in at least five years.