Way-2-Go SURP!

  Great work SURP, we’ve improved! The Winter Waste Audit Results are in and the this winter’s results show that contamination rates are down and SURP s improving it’s waste management! Comparative results summary: 75% of winter waste V.S. 27% of Fall waste was sorted correctly 35% of winter waste VS. 9% of Fall waste was […]

Winter 2015 Waste Audit

Waste auditors (left to right): Graham Wilson, Victor Cheung, Dominic Tremblay and Casey Craig

  Sustainable SURP is under way of the Winter 2015 waste audit. The team of student volunteers have been busy this week sorting through SURP waste to collect valuable data about student habits and contamination rates. Our goal this March is to evaluate SURP waste for changes in response to our new signage. Check back […]

Fall 2014 Waste Audit Results


Last fall, Sustainable SURP with the help of dedicated volunteers from the School of Urban and Regional Planning conducted a waste audit of the 3rd and 4th floors of the South Bond Building. The results revealed that there is much room for improvement for the school to be more environmentally responsible. Each individual has an impact on […]

November 12: Elections & Waste Audit Volunteer Appreciation


Please join Sustainable SURP’s next meeting on Wednesday, November 12 @ 12pm-1pm. In this meeting we will cover the following:   Waste Audit Volunteer Appreciation and Results A huge thank you to all those who came out super early in the beginning of October to sort, weigh and record garbage. It was great to see our […]

September 25: Waste Audit Training


Sustainable SURP will be conducting a waste audit of our school department. We will be sorting and weighing the waste that us students, faculty and staff produce within our department. Why are we doing an audit? Before we can implement any waste reducing projects, we need to find out what kind and how much waste […]

September 17: Brainstorming Project Meeting


We had a great turnout for our first meeting this past week. We discussed our upcoming waste audit, which will occur the last week of September and first week of October (exact dates TBA). This week, we would like to open the floor to any sustainability related projects that the SURP community may have. We will […]

September 10: First meeting of the year!


Start the academic year off with sustainability! Sustainable SURP is hosting its first meeting and you are invited. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend. We will be filling a number of committee positions and discussing our project plans for the upcoming school year. We are a start-up committee who is open to hearing […]

What do SURP students think of sustainability?


Check out the results of Sustainable SURP’s department-wide online survey conducted in March 2014! The survey results have helped Sustainable SURP determine student perceptions and brainstorm ideas about academics, engagement, operations and finances. We had 57 students participate in our survey and their feedback will continue to define and refine our sustainability initiatives.

Coming soon to a garbage near you

Updated Waste Audit Labels - 8x10

Labeling is key to ensuring waste gets sorted properly from the start. Sustainable SURP created two label options to clearly show what goes in what bin. During the week of March 31st to April 4th, the SURP community was invited to vote on their favourite label. This small initiative conjured up discussion and helped build momentum […]