Grenfell Campus’s Student Housing office is always working to increase sustainable practices within residences. In 2014, the newly built Residence Complex building became LEED-certified, which ensures that the building was designed with human and environmental health in mind; this building is energetically efficient, water efficiency, made from recycled and/or locally sourced materials, and was built from low-emitting materials, all of which awarded it the silver certification level!
In addition, Student Housing works in collaboration with Facilities Management and GWMC to make sure that each residence building has composting and recycling options available to students:
- Composting is available via the green bins located in each kitchen of the Arts & Science Residences and the Residence Complex. Composting in chalet apartments is at the responsibility of the apartment and must be deposited in the backyard composters or in green bins located throughout campus.
- Recycling in the residences is diversified: refundables are collected by GWMC to provide funding for the Grenfell Green Fund projects while Facilities Management collects other recyclable material. Keep an eye on signage for proper recycling receptacles! Recycling in the chalet apartments is available by dropping off blue bags in the laundry rooms.
Established in 2019, Student Housing has created a space for students to recycle all their kitchen/bedroom essentials: The Free Store. Similar to a thrift store drop off, students can now donate all their unwanted items to Student Housing where they can be reused by other students. It is a great way to keep items out of the landfill after each year when students move out! Visit the Student Housing office (contact info below) for more information or to volunteer for the Free Store. Also, check out their Facebook for updates!