The Department of Housing and Residence Life Services is committed to taking steps in order to strengthen our physical and social environments so that future generations can continue to live and learn in our residence community.

What are we doing?

  • Changing all fixtures in residence to low-flow
  • Transferring lighting to LED lights
  • Installed water filling stations in all residence buildings
  • Connected to Lucid dashboard for updated energy and water consumption data
  • Composting organics from the Fresh Food Company, the residence dining hall
  • Bike share station in Residence Commons

Green Globe Residence Buildings

The Green Globes building assessment program is being used to design and assess all new buildings and major renovations on campus, ensuring sustainable buildings are a part of the campus community.

In Residence, our Green Globe Buildings are:

  • Residence Commons (4 Globes)
  • Russell-Grenville House (4 Globes)
  • Frontenac House (3 Globes)
  • Lennox and Addington House (3 Globes)

Sustainable Living – Themed Community

The Sustainable Living floor is designed for students dedicated to learning about environmental and social issues, as well as promoting environmental responsibility. Members of this community will have the opportunity to work together to plan and participate in a variety of environmentally focused activities throughout the year. By using this knowledge, students can create changes within their daily lives and in the larger community.

Electrobac Waste Bins

Carleton has partnered with Electrobac to provide small electronica waster and ink cartridge recycling on campus. In residence, these waste bins are located in Residence Commons. These bins accept: chargers and cables, memory cards, cell phones and cell phone chargers, ink cartridges. (Not accepted- batteries, lights, VHS and cassettes.)

Special Waster Depots

As part of ongoing commitments to waste reduction, there are two Special Waste Depots in residence. They are located in the Raven’s Roost (1st Floor Stormont House) and the Department of Housing and Residence Life Services (261 Stormont House). These locations will accept the following items: batteries, rechargeable batteries, cell phones, printer toner cartridges.

Team Green

Team Green is a group for sustainably minded students to collaborate and act on their passion for the environment and pledge sustainable practices. This team will take on sustainable event planning for residence events and initiatives throughout the academic year.  To find out how to get involved, please contact

The Department of Housing and Residence Life Services is the 2016 recipient of the Bronze Green Workplace certification from Carleton’s Sustainability Department.