Sustainability

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Relationship to the land and one another

Royal Roads campus rests on the Lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lekwungen(Songhees) Nations.

We are committed to treating the land and one another with humility, kindness, gratitude and respect. Protecting the campus's ecological, cultural and historical integrity is essential to the university's stewardship responsibilities, and to the well-being of the entire community.

Sustainability and Regeneration

We are all connected. Human well-being, health and security depends on the health of the planet and its systems.

The way we practice sustainability has evolved considerably since its popularization by the 1987 Brundtland Commission. At RRU, we are exploring opportunities to further integrate human and environmental well-being for net positive benefits, putting life – in all its forms  at the centre of every action and decision. 

Watch "Hope is connected to action," a talk with President Philip Steenkamp and Prof. Ann Dale about regenerative sustainability.

What are we doing to advance sustainability?

Climate action and sustainability are challenges that call for the kind of interdisciplinary and collaborative problem-solving at which Royal Roads excels. 

Through Royal Roads’  25-year vision and organizational plans, we've committed to advancing sustainability in our academic programs and operations.

Our Canada Research Chair in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, is just one of many RRU faculty working to foster global goals for a more just and equitable future.