Policies and Guidelines


Through the Office of Sustainability, Dalhousie is working to incorporate sustainability concepts and criteria into all major planning, assessment, policy, reporting, and communications products and procedures.

Dalhousie has signed three international declarations related to sustainability and the environment:

Dalhousie has also signed the University and College Presidents' Climate Change Statement of Action for Canada [PDF - 1.1MB] and the Climate Change Charter.

Dalhousie has a revised Sustainability Policy (2022) that includes key subsections replacing a number of standalone policies and guidelines. Subsections include:

  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Green Building
  • Energy, Water and Carbon
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Food and Beverage
  • Waste Management and Grounds