Academic Sustainability
Programs Office


Students pitch signs to help make the green choice clear on campus

Students aiming to make environmentally sustainable choices at campus disposal bins sometimes miss the mark, unintentionally placing recyclables in the trash and non-biodegradable products into organic waste bins.

As part of an Advocating for Sustainability course at McMaster, students Hannah Christie, Emma Darrach, Belvina Mao and Mahimah Reancy wondered if the signage at the bins affated disposal behaviour and decided to take a closer look by surveying students on McMaster’s waste sorting.


Creating community in a pandemic

Thanks to funding from McMaster Okanagan, Facility Services, the MSU and EcoCanada, McMaster’s Student Sustainability Ambassador Program is an important connection in a virtual world.

Caring for the outdoors, even when we’re all indoors

“We know that 2020 has been a strange year and that it could be a tough time for students with midterms and adjusting to online school, so we wanted to encourage students to get outside, think about the food they eat, the nutrients they get, relax with some fun crafts and switch off their power, lights and laptop to conserve energy and unwind,” Little explained.