Academic Sustainability
Programs Office


Maroon is the new green at the Campus Store

The one thing Louise Walker doesn’t want to sell you at the Campus Store is a reusable cloth bag.

“The best bag to use is one you already own,” says the sales floor manager, who was part of leading a decision at the Campus Store to eliminate single-use plastic bags and encourage customers to bring their own bag, reuse a donated plastic bag or, as a last option, purchase a branded Campus Store tote.

Climate change getting you down? Mac has a course for that

Want to do something about climate change? Mac has a course for that.

Actually, five courses. The Sustainable Future program is open to all McMaster undergraduates enrolled in any faculty.  Students learn about sustainability, work with community champions, and help to implement real-world solutions.

Helping Hamilton’s bee population for 100in1day Hamilton

In support of 100in1day Hamilton, the Academic Sustainability Programs Office is collaborating with The Solitary Bee Project, Facility Services, Nature at McMaster, Engineers Without Borders, and OPIRG to design, construct, and fill 50 solitary bee houses, which will then be positioned across campus to house bees and support future students’ experiential learning.