Energy and Climate Change

The energy use and carbon emissions created by the university are significant. The university has set stretching targets towards reduction and in 2018 showed a 35% reduction in carbon emissions (2009 baseline). You can also play your part in helping Carleton meet our targets by simple actions such as turning lights of when you go home. LEARN MORE

Recycling and Waste

Carleton continues to strive towards zero waste across campus. Everyone can contribute to both the amount of waste we produce and the amount we recycle. A really simple way is ensuring all waste is disposed of in the correct bin, this reduces contamination and ensures higher recycling levels. LEARN MORE


In 2018, Carleton reduced its water use by 19% in the previous 5 years. While your water use may be limited on campus, actions such as only boiling the water needed and reporting drips and leaks all help. LEARN MORE

Sustainable Procurement

Did you know 24% of purchases made through our Dining Services are local, humane or ecological? Everyone should look to keep sustainability and environmental credentials in mind when purchasing goods and services. LEARN MORE

Sustainable Transportation

61% of our community get to campus by public transport, the highest percentage of colleges and universities in the National Capital Region. Getting to and from campus by sustainable means can be both convenient and cost effective. LEARN MORE