In broad terms, “environmental development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their needs” (Bruntland Commission, 1987). The three goals of sustainable development are:

  1. minimizing the depletion of natural resources,
  2. promoting development without environmental harm, and
  3. making use of environmentally friendly practices (Bruntland Commission, 1987).

How Can You Reduce Your Environmental Impact?

  • Bike, bus, or carpool
  • Use reusable food and beverage containers (bring your own coffee mug to Degrees restaurant to get a discount!)
  • Shop local, recycle, and compost

Did You Know That…

UMSU has worked hard to make sustainable transportation to and from campus accessible to students through the implementation of the U-Pass and the creation of the UMCycle Bike Kiosk!

Sustainability on Campus 

  • UMCycle Bike Kiosk: 204-474-8484 or
  • Office of Sustainability: 501 Fitzgerald Building 204-381-2920

Learn More and Get Involved

UMSU has formed a Sustainability working group, in which students can come together to address ways for developing more environmentally friendly practices and increasing sustainability initiatives campus-wide.

Contact to learn more and join working group, provide feedback or suggest any of your ideas to improve sustainability on campus!