Sustainable Practices

The University subscribes to various sustainable practices to help create a greener campus and a greener supply chain. Here are a couple of the themes that are found in our informal policies.

Plastic Bag Free Campus 
The University of Ottawa is a plastic bag free campus. This means that you will only see plastic bags if they are biodegradable or if there is a charge to use them. We encourage everyone to carry reusable bags whenever possible.

 

Bottled Water Free Campus 
The University of Ottawa was the first institution in Ontario to become a bottled water free campus. Although there are many environmental benefits to reducing the resources required to bottle water, there are also social benefits to increasing the affordability and access to water.

 

LEED Silver Design Standard

The University of Ottawa builds all it's major buildings to a LEED Silver certification standard.

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