Sustainability at McMaster

News & Events

2015 Sustainability Report

See what McMaster Sustainability accomplished in 2015. Click here for the 2015 report.

UI GreenMetric Ranking

Congratulations to McMaster University for being 3rd most Sustainable Campus in Canada! Read more UI GreenMetric Univeristy Ranking of World Universities 2015 Report.

Bicycle Friendly Business Award

Congratulations to McMaster University for winning the Bicycle Friendly Business Award! Read more here.

E-Waste Collection

Thurs. Oct. 29th from 10 am to 4pm Facility Services will be collecting worn/used/old electronics to be properly disposed. There will be a tent set up in front of the Grassy Mall across from University Hall. This is a free event and a great way to recycle your electronics.

Shut the Sash WINNER!

The winner is John Hodgins Engineering Building!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Shut the Sash initiative. JHE was the top performing building in overall improvement of Fume Hood use.

The award will be given on Oct. 29th at our Annual Sustainability Day Event!

Chasing the Peak WINNER!

The winner for this year is Psychology Building!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Chasing the Peak this season. Facility Services has worked diligently to reduce our peak on several occasions throuhgout the summer and early fall.

Visit the Chasing the Peak page for more information on the inititiative.

Mac Farmstand's Last Day for the Season!

Mac Farmstand is a student-run farmers market on campus selling local fresh produce. There last day is Thursday Oct. 29th. Come out one more time for some local produce!

Bike Share at McMaster

This bike share program allows students and staff to rent bicycles from any of the Bike Share stations as long as they have membership to this system. The bicycles can be taken anywhere in the City of Hamilton and can be returned to any of the stations. For more information click here.

LED Lighting

McMaster Facilities Services lighting retrofit project has so far been a success. Read more about it here!

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Upcoming Events

McMaster Annual Sustainability Day

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

11am - 2pm

Student Centre Atrium

FREE PIZZA for liking our facebook page (EMSD - Energy Management and Sustainability Division) during the event!!!


Sustainability Tips

The following links give tips on how to be sustianable in your daily life.

Energy Efficiency Tips:
Direct Energy Tips
Hydro One Tips
100 Ways to Save Energy at Home

Waste Conservation Tips:
11 Ways to avoid Food Waste
Think Eat Save: Reduce Good Waste

Water Conservation Tips
25 Ways to Conserve Water in the Home and Yard
100+ Ways to Save Water

Transportation Conservation Tips
Fuel Saving Tipsl