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Sustainability: One day at a time

Aug 27, 2016

Each and every day, King's Facilities Department works hard to ensure that the environmental impact of the intuition remains as minimal as possible.  Here are a couple things you may not have known we've been doing.

Facilities:

  • Manages garbage and recycling. 40% of garbage is recycled and eventually goes to the City of Edmonton bio-fuel plant where 90% diversion from landfill site.
  • Oversees the implementation of eco-friendly grounds and pest control.
  • Seeks utilities management and reduction initiatives along with equipment and technology retrofits using green power.
  • Manages a variety of sustainability projects (both operating and capital.)
  • Offers a New Student Sustainability Orientation.
  • Promotes campus sustainability initiatives through community awareness, education and outreach.
  • Oversees AASHE STARS program.
  • Oversees King's Earth Hour, One Hour No Power Campus Challenge participation.
  • Liaises with other departments, the President's Office and Cafeteria to enhance existing sustainability programs.
  • Uses only eco-friendly cleaning products and cleaning methods. 
  • Facilitates an end-of-semester furniture recycle program.

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