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Initiatives

This section provides an overview of sustainability initiatives currently underway at Memorial. This includes both the activities of the Sustainability Office as well as activities initiated and/or managed by other groups at Memorial.

Please contact the Sustainability Office to add initiatives to the list.

Water Initiatives
Water-bottle filling stations/fountains
MUN Employee Water Survey
Memorial University Water Pledge (Orientation 2009 video)
Water conservation
Geography 6250 - AQUAwareness
Marine Institute - hydration stations

Recycling
Recycling Guide for the blue recycling units
Computer reuse & recycling
Paper
Beverage containers
Printer cartridges and toners
Batteries
Used office furniture redistribution
Metal
Books

Energy Reduction
Turn off lights campaign
Fuel conversion
Retrofit Program overview

MUN Departments/Faculties Initiatives
Memorial University Waste Audit 2011-12 
Composting (Grenfell campus)

Memorial University Community Organic Garden
Green cleaning
Sustainability declaration
Geography 6250 – St. John’s Sustainable Living Guide
School of Graduate Studies
MUN bookstore

Educational Initiatives
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Memorial – Think Green
Earth & Human Systems Sustainability Initiative (EHSSI)

Transportation
MUN (St. John's campus) Transportation and Parking Survey Results
Rideshare (MUNSU & CFS)
Ride Share (MUN)
Carpool parking permits
BikeShare
Idle-Free zones
Bike racks

Paper Initiatives
Electronic student statements
Paperle$$ Pay - opt out today! (watch video)
Printing tips
Paper Cut (pdf)

Fair Trade Coffee

Engineers Without Borders
Treats
ARAMARK
Bitters

Scent-Free Initiative
Scent-Free campaign  (Dept. of Health & Safety)

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