The Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office, a unit of the Department of Facilities Management, was created in January 2007, with the hiring of the University’s first Sustainability Co-ordinator.


The Sustainability Co-ordinator’s role is to:

  • work with Memorial’s University Sustainability Committee (the USC)
  • determine priorities for sustainability initiatives
  • develop, promote and implement sustainability initiatives
  • act as point of contact for inquiries and input from staff, faculty and students
  • compile information on current sustainability initiatives at MUN; and
  • research sustainability issues and potential initiatives.

The Advisory Committee on Sustainability (ACS) was formed in April 2007 to act as a link between the university community and the sustainability co-ordinator. It was comprised of four subcommittees that represented various genres of sustainability. Each subcommittee was headed by a chair that sat on the main committee as well.

The ACS provided advice and recommendations to the sustainability co-ordinator, and helped determine priorities and implement sustainability initiatives.

In December 2012, the Vice-Presidents' Council (VPC) established a new committee to replace the ACS called the University Sustainability Committee (USC). The USC is a strategic advisory group reporting to the Vice-Presidents’ Council (VPC), with representatives from senior university administration and students’ unions. The Committee will integrate sustainable practices into the governance and operations of the University through a high level, university-wide approach.

 

Memorial University Sustainability Office
Location: FM2017
Phone: 864-3047
E-mail: sustain@mun.ca
Website: www.mun.ca/sustain

Contact

Sustainability

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca