Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

Therese Baluyot


... educate Mount Royal University students about the importance of waste segregation?



In Calgary, the municipal government tends to deal with waste so efficiently that the average person does not see how much of it there is, or where it goes. Waste materials are out of sight, and out of mind, for everyone. Calgarians do not think about the rate in which waste is produced and, therefore, will need a place to go. Despite beliefs about the city’s oft-cited ecological values and its ambitions for protecting the environment, Calgary, along with the rest of the country, still leads the developed world in per capita production of waste.

At Mount Royal University, different initiatives have been implemented to address waste segregation. However, students and staff are still uninformed about the negative effects of not sorting waste materials.