Our Approach

The University of Alberta uses collaborative and integrated approaches to inspire a culture of sustainability in our teaching, research, operations and campus life.

Our Commitment and Guiding Principles

The university is committed to instilling sustainability into every aspect of university life. Read our Sustainability Commitment and Guiding Principles, which were endorsed by our Board of Governors in 2008.

Working Groups

The university’s working groups develop solutions and pilot ideas to advance sustainability on campus. Learn more about our working groups.

Sustainability Plan

The university’s Sustainability Plan outlines the strategic goals, initiatives and practices that encourage sustainability. Learn more about our plan for 2016 to 2020. Read the Sustainability Plan.

For the Public Good

For the Public Good is the university’s institutional strategic plan. The plan outlines five goals we will pursue over a decade and identifies how we will reach them. The plan calls on the campus community to “SUSTAIN our people, our work and the environment by attracting and stewarding the resources we need to deliver excellence to benefit all.” Learn more about For the Public Good.

STARS® Rating

The university uses the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System to measure and report our performance. A rating of STARS Gold was awarded in 2017. Learn more about the university’s STARS rating.