Sustainable innovation in action

Leading the way in sustainable research

At UCalgary, we are:

Leading the energy revolution

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Growing food security

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Protecting water resources

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Heather Leier

Printmaking students discover the intersection of sustainability, art and social change

People think that to be involved in sustainability, you need to work in an environment-related field, or be enrolled in education focused on sustainability. However, there are many inventive ways to build awareness and engage with sustainability. Heather Leier, assistant professor in UCalgary’s Department of Art, is a perfect example.

Masaki Hayashi

Hidden resource: why groundwater consumption matters

What are the rules around the use of something as naturally occurring as groundwater? Masaki Hayashi explores how climate change could impact our access to clean water.

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Calgary community fridge

The story of a Calgary community fridge

Take what you need, leave what you can. Community fridges have popped up across Canada and the U.S. in a flurry this past summer. These DIY initiatives are mutual aid projects, where people take responsibility in caring for one another by a redistribution of wealth and resources.

Noel Gerard Keogh

Climate change and city re-design

Using a sustainability lens, esearchers look how to re-design our cities to combat the unfolding climate emergency by better integrating housing, transportation and food in city policy-making.

Electric cars

Electric cars ramp up UCalgary fleet

UCalgary has reduced its environmental footprint in day-to-day activities through the addition of electric cars and standardized recycling and waste bins.


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

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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.

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