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Grenfell Campus Sustainability Committee

The goal of the Sustainability Committee is to co-ordinate the diverse initiatives at Grenfell Campus and to bring together the various departments to discuss the campus's role as a leader in environmental innovation. The committee has currently identified three areas of priority: waste management, energy, and education and awareness. Most recently, the Sustainability Committee has focused on moving Grenfell Campus towards more sustainable forms of waste management practices. A student-led group, the Grenfell Waste Management Committee (GWMC), was formed to specifically address these issues.

There are currently 15 members on the Sustainability Committee, with representatives from the following departments:

  • Environmental Policy Institute
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Psychology
  • Office of Research and Graduate Studies 
  • Facilities Management

  • Ferriss Hodgett Library

  • Grenfell Campus Student Union
  • Grenfell Graduate Student Union
  • Grenfell Waste Management Committee

Ongoing Sustainability Efforts

There are many activities ongoing on campus that support Grenfell's sustainability platform:

  • Academic programming: We have several undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on sustainability.
  • Bottled water ban: Bottled water is not sold on campus, but all of our tap water is safe and drinkable! Reusable bottles are available and refill stations are located around campus 
  • Community garden: An on-campus community garden is available for public use
  • Composting: There is campus-wide composting in addition to three composters behind the Forestry Centre
  • Default double-sided printing to cut back on the use of printing
  • Energy audit (Honeywell): The university has updated infrastructure to reduce electricity use
  • Paper recycling program: There are bins located all around campus devoted to recycling paper waste
  • Paperless options: Grenfell is now encouraging paperless options for pay stubs, submission of electronic forms, and online resources
  • Recycling: There is multi-stream recycling available campus-wide
  • Research: A diverse group of staff, faculty and students engaging in sustainability and climate-change oriented research.
  • Sustainability audit: An audit will be conducted on the different waste streams to determine waste practices that need to be improved
  • Student committees: Environmental Affairs Committee and Waste Management Committee are focused on encouraging sustainability practices on campus

Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FC4020-4027
Phone: (709) 637-7193
Email: research@grenfell.mun.ca

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