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Queen's University

History of Sustainability at Queen's

For how long? Practice
Always Energy-conserving operations in buildings and infrastructure
Always Re-use and renovate structures versus building newones
1973 Bus-It: A city bus pass for every student.
Students vote every 3 years on this mandatory student fee. In 2009, 79% voted “yes” (35% voter turnout).
The fee is $40-60/year per student.
1975 Tree planting: Project Green (Green Scheme)
1980s A systematic bike rack program, included in all new buildings and as budget allows.
A "Dark Sky" lighting scheme
revamped in 2002
Carpooling: Providing formal software to organize
Mid-1990s Recycling  
2001 Shuttle bus program for parking on West Campus with




E-waste safe collection and disposal

E-waste collection expanded to include student waste
2009 Sustainable procurement practices, including the naming of a procurement officer   

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