Building a better future

Sustainable solutions start at UCalgary

Protecting water resources

Accelerating Change

The world is on track to reach 9 billion by 2050. Energy consumption rates are rising. Natural resources are depleting faster than the earth can replace them. Through education and research, the University of Calgary is growing leaders with a global mindset who are committed to living, working and learning in sustainable ways.

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View UCalgary's 2020 Institutional Sustainability Report. Read now



Waste diverted
GHG emission reduction

The Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation

Fighting food scarcity

The Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation and Public Education is exploring the impact of climate change on agriculture to promote sustainable ranching and farming. 

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Fair labour
Water reduction


UCalgary and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

To create positive change within our campus and within local and global communities, we recognize the important connections to sustainability and the SDGs within our other institutional strategies.

Explore how UCalgary is advancing the SDGs. Click on the buttons below to start exploring the online report.

Goal 1: No Poverty  l  Goal 2: Zero Hunger  I  Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing  I  Goal 4: Quality Education  I  Goal 5: Gender Equality  I  Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation  I  Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy  I  Goal 8:  Decent Work and Economic Growth  I  Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure  I  Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities  I  Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption  I  Goal 13: Climate Action  I  Goal 14: Life Below Water  I  Goal 15: Life on Land  I  Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions  I  Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Calvin Ng

Mobilizing the next generation

By turning our campus into a living laboratory and giving students access to real-world problems through advanced sustainable education programs, we’re challenging future leaders to take action today. 

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Engage with us

At UCalgary, we are finding innovative solutions to the most pressing local and global sustainability challenges. Your insights, ideas and support can help us make our world a better place.

Join us in creating a sustainable future for all. 

Opportunities to engage:

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