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Waste reduction at Western: 5 fast facts

Waste reduction at Western: 5 fast facts

Heather Hyde Nobody talks trash more on campus than Heather Hyde and her team in Western’s Office of Sustainability. With hundreds of projects on the go, they’re working to r …

Power restored across campus

Power restored across campus

Power and air circulation lost in several buildings over the past 24 hours, due to a transformer problem in the south sub-station, were restored overnight Wednesday.

Wall: Pedal power can drive change

Wall: Pedal power can drive change

Annual Bike to Work Day takes place on Monday, May 28, and the Western community is encouraged to make an eco-friendly commute by biking, walking, taking public transit or even carpooling to work. These options are environmentally preferred because driving consumes fossil fuels and produces greenhouse gases.

Western wins environmental honour

Western wins environmental honour

Western’s sustainability efforts reached a “significant milestone” last night as the university took home the Environmental Leadership Award presented by the London Chamber of Commerce at its annual Business Achievement Awards.

Western named Environmental Leadership finalist

Western named Environmental Leadership finalist

Western is one of two finalists for the Environmental Leadership Award presented by the London Chamber of Commerce. The honour is part of the annual Business Achievement Awards.

Campus Digest

Campus Digest

New residence construction continues

Construction of Western’s new, 1,000-bed student residence is underway with Southside Construction working toward the building’s 2013 completion. Roughly 600 beds at the new residence on the southwest side of campus will be available to incoming students for September 2013.

Join the conversation on campus sustainability

Join the conversation on campus sustainability

As part of Western’s Imagine 2022 initiative, you are invited to participate in a Virtual Sustainability Slam, an online brainstorming session on sustainability ideas for the Western community.

Western’s future may be written in STARS

Western’s future may be written in STARS

The University of Western Ontario has its environmental lens pointed towards the STARS. But if results are to be believed, the university may need to sharpen its focus to be among Canada’s most sustainable campuses.

Are solar panels on Western’s horizon?

Are solar panels on Western’s horizon?

With 748,500 square metres of building area on campus, The University of Western Ontario is considering turning rooftops and walls into solar charging stations. But in order to do so, the university will need to invest in reinforcing the current infrastructure first.

Mosquito control continues

Mosquito control continues

Control of mosquito larvicide in catch basins located on the campus will continue this Saturday (July 30).

Driven towards sustainability

They might not make a lot of noise driving down the road, but the new fleet of electric vans is creating some buzz on campus as the latest sustainable vehicles on the lot for Physical Plant & Capital Planning Services.

Power restored across campus

Power restored across campus

Power and air circulation lost in several buildings over the past 24 hours, due to a transformer problem in the south sub-station, were restored overnight Wednesday.

Wall: Pedal power can drive change

Wall: Pedal power can drive change

Annual Bike to Work Day takes place on Monday, May 28, and the Western community is encouraged to make an eco-friendly commute by biking, walking, taking public transit or even carpooling to work. These options are environmentally preferred because driving consumes fossil fuels and produces greenhouse gases.

Western wins environmental honour

Western wins environmental honour

Western’s sustainability efforts reached a “significant milestone” last night as the university took home the Environmental Leadership Award presented by the London Chamber of Commerce at its annual Business Achievement Awards.

Western named Environmental Leadership finalist

Western named Environmental Leadership finalist

Western is one of two finalists for the Environmental Leadership Award presented by the London Chamber of Commerce. The honour is part of the annual Business Achievement Awards.

Campus Digest

Campus Digest

New residence construction continues

Construction of Western’s new, 1,000-bed student residence is underway with Southside Construction working toward the building’s 2013 completion. Roughly 600 beds at the new residence on the southwest side of campus will be available to incoming students for September 2013.

Join the conversation on campus sustainability

Join the conversation on campus sustainability

As part of Western’s Imagine 2022 initiative, you are invited to participate in a Virtual Sustainability Slam, an online brainstorming session on sustainability ideas for the Western community.

Western’s future may be written in STARS

Western’s future may be written in STARS

The University of Western Ontario has its environmental lens pointed towards the STARS. But if results are to be believed, the university may need to sharpen its focus to be among Canada’s most sustainable campuses.

Are solar panels on Western’s horizon?

Are solar panels on Western’s horizon?

With 748,500 square metres of building area on campus, The University of Western Ontario is considering turning rooftops and walls into solar charging stations. But in order to do so, the university will need to invest in reinforcing the current infrastructure first.

Mosquito control continues

Mosquito control continues

Control of mosquito larvicide in catch basins located on the campus will continue this Saturday (July 30).

Driven towards sustainability

They might not make a lot of noise driving down the road, but the new fleet of electric vans is creating some buzz on campus as the latest sustainable vehicles on the lot for Physical Plant & Capital Planning Services.