Leading the way to a Sustainable Queen's

Engage | Act | Inspire


Sustainable Queen's Logo


The Office of the Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) is committed to championing initiatives and governance that creates a culture of sustainability at Queen's University. 

Under the Sustainable Queen's banner, the goal is to bring together the various facets of sustainability across our campus and in our community. 

The site map below will be updated on an ongoing basis. If you have ideas for additional links that can be featured, please let us know

Learn about the Sustainability Working Group

Partnering for local and global impact


Sustainable Kingston Logo

Queen's University became a member of Sustainable Kingston in 2018, and is proud to work alongside forward-thinking partners to implement sustainability initiatives and increase awareness in our community. 

Queen's Green Economy Page


University Climate Change Coalition Logo

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

Together, UC3 members leverage their institutional strengths to foster cross-sector partnerships and knowledge sharing aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and nurturing community resilience.

Sustainable Queen's Site Map

Ways to Engage


Green Office Certification

Sustainability and a Coffee

Commerce and Engineering Sustainability Conference

Local Food Guide


Office Organics Program

Sustainability Trust

Sustainability Week

Earth Day

Sustainable Informational Posters

Waste Diversion

Book Recycling

Battery Recycling

ReUseIt @ Queen's

Waste Wizard App

Electronic Waste Management

Hazardous Waste Disposal


Transpass Program (PDF, 156 KB) 


Cycling at Queen's

Secure Bike Parking


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


Sustainable Kingston

University Climate Change Coalition

City of Kingston

Campus Initiatives

Climate Action Plan

Food Insecurity Report November 2019 (PDF, 1.63 MB)

Responsible Investing

ESG Questionnaire Responses (External Investment Managers)

Responsible Investment Policy

Bottled Water Free Campus


Sustainable Purchasing Practices

Sustainable Procurement Guide

Fair Trade Campus

Furniture Exchange Program

Building Management

Campus Master Plan

Lighting Retrofit Projects

Green Building Certification

Green Cleaning

Demand Management

West Campus District Energy Conversion Project

Green Roofs

Queen’s Clubs and Groups

Conservation Queen’s

Environmental Studies Department Student Council


Queen’s Solar Design Team

Queen’s Super Mileage


Queen’s Greens

Queens University Experimental Sustainability Team

Tea Room

Trips by Transit

Queen’s Youth Mentoring Youth

Common Ground

Queen’s Environmental Law Club

Soul Food

Queen's Resources

Sustainability Office Home Page

Sustainability Map


Hospitality Services

Queen’s University Biological Station

Environmental Studies Department Student Council

Society of Graduate and Professional Students

Society for Conservation Biology Kingston Chapter

Loving Spoonful

AMS Food Bank

Sodexo Stop Hunger

Queen's Carbon Footprint

Sustainability FAQs

Working Groups

Sustainability Working Group

Alternative Transportation Sub-Working Group

Campus and Community Engagement Sustainability Sub-Working Group

Sustainability in the Curriculum Sub-Working Group

Sustainability-Focused Programs

Masters in Applied Sustainability

Masters of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Degrees in Environmental Studies

Specialization in Environmental Biology

Specialization in Environmental Chemistry

Specialization in Environmental Geology

Specialization in Earth System Science

Specialization in Environmental Life Sciences

Certificate in Urban Planning Studies