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Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles


To foster a culture of sustainability at UPEI that is action oriented, touches all aspects of university life and the broader community and positions UPEI as a leading educational institution in sustainability.


To foster a culture of sustainability and improve energy efficiency in all aspects of university life, including services, infrastructure, operations, academics, and research. The office:

  • Provides leadership and oversight for sustainability and energy management on campus.
  • Raises awareness on campus and in the broader community of sustainability and energy management initiatives at UPEI.
  • Monitors and reports on the University’s progress towards a sustainable and energy efficient campus.
  • Act as a steward to departments and through steering committees by providing policy, planning and cultivating internal / external relationships.

Guiding Principles

The office of Sustainability and Energy Management’s activities are guided by these six guiding principles:

  • Professionalism  Conduct itself with the utmost professionalism in dealing with the campus community and the community at large.
  • Respect Diversity  Endeavor to respect and incorporate the diversity of opinions, options and ideas in its planning and operations.
  • Collaboration   Work with the campus community to promote the development of a sustainability culture and improve overall energy efficiency.
  • Education  Work to raise awareness of sustainability fundamentals and initiatives and energy efficiency activities that will provide for a more informed collective.
  • Champion  Work to foster change within the campus community by demonstrating sustainable and energy efficient principles in its operation.
  • Leadership  Provide guidance and direction to the campus community in fostering a sustainable and energy efficient community.
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