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Queen’s Sustainability Office rebranded as Sustainable Queen’s

The Queen’s Sustainability Office has rebranded itself as Sustainable Queen’s.

The goal of the new Sustainable Queen’s brand is to communicate that the responsibility for sustainability does not rest solely with the Queen’s Sustainability Office but requires engagement from all members of the Queen’s community. This goal will be achieved by renewing collaborative partnerships focused on sustainable initiatives and programs with students, staff, and faculty at the university, in the Kingston community and beyond. 

This new approach was developed with input from the Sustainability Office and Sustainability Working Group members and the brand was launched during the 2019 Sustainability Week.

The words “Engage,” “Act,” and “Inspire” accompany the Sustainable Queen’s brand to convey the three pillars of their mission.

The Queen’s community has already started engaging with this mission. This includes the formation of sustainability-focused action groups, such as those in Hospitality Services, Biosciences and Physics, propelling departmental goals and initiatives.

Sustainable Queen’s connects people across the campus with resources that can help them make their daily routines more environmentally friendly. For instance, they have helped to implement a number of office recycling programs, such as the zero waste box for coffee capsules, which helps divert coffee pods from landfills and the zero waste box for office supplies. Additionally, in an effort to make recycling easier for the Queen’s community, Sustainable Queen’s created a Waste Look-Up Tool app that can be downloaded from the website. The app acts as a search tool for sorting over 2,000 different items, and is compatible with Android and iPhones.

Anyone interested in learning more about how they can engage with Sustainable Queen’s is encouraged to join the monthly Sustainability and a Coffee sessions held on the first Wednesday of each month in the Mac-Corry cafeteria. All members of the campus community are also invited to share any thoughts they have about how to make Queen’s more sustainable through the Sustainable Ideas webpage.

Learn more on the Sustainable Queen’s website.