• Sustainability

    Sustainability

    Welcome to the Commission of Environmental Sustainability of the AMS! With the reintroduction of the commission in 2020, there are multiple opportunities for sustainable advocacy and involvement within the Queen’s community. Projects such as the Sustainable Event Certificate and the Sustainability Action Fund encourage student engagement in sustainable initiatives, more of which will be introduced as this commission continues to grow. The purpose of this page is to provide students with our sustainability resources which will all be available below!

  • End Coca-Cola’sexclusive selling rights!

    Sign the Petition to Prioritize sustainable business practices by ending Coca-Cola’s exclusive selling rights. Exercise your rights as an individual and a consumer by taking a tangible action towards positive change and holding Queen’s University to a standard that will contribute to the fight for social and climate justice on a global scale.

  • Apply to the Sustainable Event Certificate!

    Receive incentives and make a difference by hosting a certified sustainable event!

AMS Sustainable Resources

To get involved in sustainable actions, explore the resources below.

Sustainable Event Certificate

The Sustainable Event Certificate (SEC) is a campus initiative founded by Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) in partnership with the Alma Mater Society. This certification is intended to assist in planning for the most environmentally sound event, while providing incentives and recommendations.  Achieving this certification will require individuals to question the purpose of every product used, while also assessing the usefulness of more ecofriendly alternatives.   

Sustainable Action Fund

The Sustainable Action Fund is granted to students who apply to it in hopes of improving sustainability at Queen’s through relevant events and initiatives. The applicability of the fund is extremely broad and has been granted to a variety of initiatives including conferences, a greenhouse, a residence composting initiative, and a secure bike storage facility. This is an excellent opportunity to fund undergraduate projects focused on different aspects of sustainability.  

Sustainable Student Guide

The Sustainable Student Guide is a document created by the 2020-2021 deputy and intern of the commission, in partnership with the Earth Centre. This guide does an excellent job at providing achievable sustainability goals for students in a clear and concise format.

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Procedure for Sustainable Actions

The AMS Procedure for Sustainable Actions was introduced in 2021 as a breakdown of our hopes and expectations for both the government and services side of the AMS. It offers advice, resources, and descriptions of current initiatives for staff reference.

Lifestyle Resources

If interested in reducing your green footprint, feel free to browse the recommendations below.

Queen’s Environmental Coalition

The Environmental Coalition is a bi-weekly meeting of environmental clubs and groups, to discuss updates and give brief presentations of upcoming projects. Through this, common sustainability issues on campus are explored, and remediation is sought out with the support of the AMS Commissioner of Environmental Sustainability. This coalition promotes conservation education, research and innovation, and acts as a place for advocacy of sustainable university operations. It is an excellent space to discuss individual initiatives, as well as create successful collaborations!   

Important Contacts

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Emily Rolph

AMS Commissioner of Environmental Sustainability

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Cameron Humes

AMS Deputy of Environmental Sustainability

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Madeline Mcdemott

AMS Collective Closet Deputy

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Katelyn Kettle

SLC Sustainability Operations Manager

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ENGSOC Environmental Representative

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COMSOC Environmental Representative
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ASUS Sustainability Director


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