Help make our campus more sustainable.

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Our mission

Our mission is to integrate sustainability efforts across the departments and services of the University of Ottawa, by offering interested employees tools, tips, and training for going green at the office. We want you to be part of the change you want to see in the University of Ottawa community. In this program, staff members become champions for sustainability on campus and in their offices, through initiatives that promote reducing consumption of paper, energy, and water; ethical procurement; managing waste responsibly; and sustainable transportation.

How it works

The EcoNetwork program operates on a monthly basis, focused around a monthly theme. There will be a workshop on the theme which will arm employees with knowledge and skills related to the subject. We encourage communication and relationship building between EcoNetwork members, so that we can help create a more sustainable campus together.

What we ask from you

After the workshop we will be presenting the EcoNetwork with a set of tasks based on the topic of the workshop, and ask them to implement initiatives in their own offices. We will provide everything required to make these changes, including instructions, templates, guides, communications materials, and skills training.

Before your first workshop, please...

  • Sign up for our Sustainability newsletter
  • Tell your colleagues and fellow University employees about the EcoNetwork program
  • Think of any questions you may have about sustainability on campus and in your office, and write them down so we can try to answer them during the workshop


You can sign up for our monthly staff newsletter to stay updated on campus sustainability news and events. 

List of sustainability topics we cover

This list is subject to change.

  • Reduction of paper consumption
  • New recycling changes
  • Energy use
  • How to host a green event
  • Water consumption
  • Ethical procurement
  • Managing waste responsibly
  • Sustainable transportation
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Become an EcoChampion

Contact us to join the EcoNetwork or to ask more questions about the program.
Send us an email