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Get Involved

Two people conversing in front of a sustainability display about four stream waste receptacles.

Sustainability initiatives at Ryerson University have grown as a result of active engagement from diverse groups across campus. There are many ways to get involved in campus sustainability. 

Sustainability Office initiatives 

Ryerson’s Sustainability Office offers learning opportunities for students and employees on actions they can take on campus and beyond to contribute to a more sustainable future. We also provide leadership and professional development opportunities through internships and skills-based volunteering.

Volunteer with Ryerson’s Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office is seeking student volunteers who are passionate about sustainability and interested in contributing to a more sustainable campus. Opportunities currently available are listed below.

Three volunteers wearing 'At Ryerson, Sustainability Matters' t-shirts.

Sustainability Ambassador Program

Sustainability Ambassadors work to lead and inspire students, staff and faculty by organizing projects, initiatives and campaigns that promote a culture of sustainability at Ryerson. Students can apply for this opportunity which requires a minimum contribution of 5 to 10 hours per month during the academic year.

Learn more and apply to be a Sustainability Ambassador.

Four Ryerson students hugging the WWF panda mascot.

Living Planet @ Campus Program

In partnership with WWF Canada, students can apply to participate in the Living Planet @ Campus Program which allows you to take meaningful actions to improve sustainability practices within their own lives and on campus. The program offers a number of opportunities including community clean-ups, hackathon competitions, and grant funding. 

Learn more and apply to the Living Planet @ Campus Program.

Join a sustainability-focused club or group

Ongoing efforts by students, faculty and staff fuel innovative contributions towards greater environmental sustainability at Ryerson and beyond. Read more about these exciting departments and groups you can get involved with below.

University-led initiatives

Ryerson Leadership Lab, external link

The Ryerson Leadership Lab offers a Climate Leaders training program, external link tailored to new change-makers on climate science, policy, communications and action. Participants have the opportunity to access funding, training and expert support to fuel their success. 

Through pre- and post-surveys, the proportion of participants who felt they have the resources and skills to address climate change in their communities more than doubled from 31% to 80%. 

Student-led initiatives

We welcome suggestions! If you think there is a sustainability student-led initiative missing from the list below, send us details of the group including name, description, and website link.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events