We’re proud to have a number of sustainability initiatives. By integrating these practices into our daily operations, we’re able to minimize our environmental impact.
A joint initiative with the Office of Sustainability Green to Go cuts down campus waste by giving students, staff and faculty the option of getting their food in a reusable, plastic container – instead of the typical compostable takeout container.
Here’s how it works:
Help keep paper cups out of the trash by bringing your own reusable, travel mug instead of getting your beverage in a disposable cup.
When you use your own mug, you’ll also get a $0.10 – $0.25 discount – but the real prize is knowing you’re helping contribute to a more sustainable campus.
The Urban Beekeeping Project, a partnership between MacEwan University Campus Services and the Office of Sustainability, launched in 2016 with the installation of a bee hotel — a resting place for pollinating bees on the move — and four rooftop Flow™ hives.
As of 2019, our roof now has six hives, which have yielded more than 400 pounds of raw honey for retail sale and integration into your meals. In 2018, we also released our first batch of MacEwan Honey Vinaigrette: a delicious blend of citrus, mustard and of course, honey.
Get your own jars of honey and vinaigrette at our annual Fall Harvest Sale. Follow us on social media for updates on the next sale.More Info
We’re proud to be one of just 32 Fairtrade Campuses in Canada. We’re committed to carrying products with ingredients produced by small-scale farms or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.
Our seafood is wild-caught and sourced from fisheries that are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and committed to harvesting at a rate that ensures enough fish are left in the ocean and respecting aquatic habitats.
We’ve partnered with LeanPath, to track how much food production waste is thrown out on a daily basis. LeanPath’s precise, automated tracking technology helps our team limit and reduce waste in the kitchen.
We’re proud to be a member of the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), the national lead for codes of practice development and farm animal care in Canada.