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Global Impact Rankings: Queen's ranks 5th in the world

In April 2021, Queen’s University placed first in Canada and fifth in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings – global rankings of universities that are advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within and beyond their local communities. The rankings measured more than 1,200 post-secondary institutions and focused on the impact made in 17 categories measuring sustainability. Learn more about the Queen's global impact ranking...

Sustainable Queen's and the Climate Action Plan

Queen's large and unique pool of talented researchers, students, and staff are engaged in a diverse set of sustainability-related activities. Members of the community work together to advance green initiatives, identify and implement new opportunities, and create a greater degree of awareness about environmental issues within the university.

Our sustainability initiatives include the Queen's Climate Action Plan, rigorous waste diversion and food recovery in our dining halls, a bottled-water-free campus, comprehensive energy conservation practices, recycling programs, many student-led green initiatives, and responsible investing practices.

Learn more: Sustainable Queen's

Climate Coalition

In February 2019, Queen’s joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), a group of 19 leading North American research institutions united in a collaborative effort to accelerate local action against climate change. Learn more about the UC3...

Sustainability Map

Our Sustainability Map shows the locations for battery recycling, composting, green roofs, bike racks, and other environmental services and infrastructure. More information…