The Sustainability Office, a unit of the Department of Facilities Management, was created in January 2007, with the hiring of the University’s first Sustainability Co-ordinator. In April 2007, the Advisory Committee on Sustainability (ACS) was formed. This committee provided a link from faculty, staff and students to the Sustainability Office. In December 2012, the Vice-Presidents' Council (VPC) established a new committee called the University Sustainability Committee (USC).
The Sustainability Co-ordinator’s role is to:
work with Memorial’s University Sustainability Committee (the USC)
determine priorities for sustainability initiatives
develop, promote and implement sustainability initiatives
act as point of contact for inquiries and input from staff, faculty and students
compile information on current sustainability initiatives at MUN; and
research sustainability issues and potential initiatives.
MUN commits itself to the following sustainability initiatives: water initiatives, recycling and waste reduction, energy reduction, educational initiatives, sustainable transportation, and paper initiatives.