2021-2026 Sustainability Action Plan

The Presidents Advisory Committee on Sustainability (PACS) alongside the Action Planning Committee (APC) is actively working towards the creation of the 2021-2026 Sustainability Action Plan. To target sustainability in various areas around campus, nine thematic working groups are focused on gathering and generating information on each subject. A call for volunteers was issued to our campus community and a number of individuals put their names forward. 

The volunteers who have made up these working groups have been creating sustainability goals for the campus and ideating priority tasks while defining outcomes for the desired goals. Our volunteers have been enhancing campus engagement through their research, gathering background information, and being innovative regarding each topic, while actively enhancing their sustainability knowledge of U of R sustainability activities, University sector best practices, and worldwide practices.  Our volunteers are making a difference by helping the University reach a sustainable future! We are grateful to them.

Thematic Groups


Each working group has leads/co-leads who will be responsible in guiding the research and organization of each topic. The leads have expertise in the field of study, and will assist volunteers in the creation of the Sustainability Action Plan.

Thematic working group leads/co-leads


General Timeline

May: Call for volunteers 
May, June, July, August: Thematic Working Groups meet
June, July, August: Thematic Working Groups report their information to PACS for review
August, September: The 2021-2026 Sustainability Action Plan comes together 
October/November: The 2021-2026 Sustainability Action Plan is launched