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Collaboration helping save planet from plastic pollution  

Collaboration helping save planet from plastic pollution  

When she was a kid, Patricia Corcoran would examine interesting little stones that lined the gravel road near her home. “I always wanted to become a geologist,” she recalled.  These days, the Western professor of sedimentary petrology is focused l …

Celebrating Clean Air Commute week

Celebrating Clean Air Commute week

Many do not think of the impacts associated with our daily commutes. But Western sustainability leaders are joining Ontario-wide calls to take a week to think about their commute.

Investing institutional energy into energy conservation

Investing institutional energy into energy conservation

Last summer, Western set the bar high for dealing with high temperatures and even higher energy bills. Now, Facilities Management is looking to build on that success with a continued energy conservation push this summer.

Sustainability efforts earn nod from The Princeton Review

Sustainability efforts earn nod from The Princeton Review

Less than three months after releasing its universitywide sustainability strategy, Creating a Sustainable Western, Western joined The University of British Columbia as the only two Canadian universities profiled in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.

2013 Western Green Awards

Huron University College student Gideon Bell has made it his mission to bring a greater focus on the environment at the affiliate college. As environmental commissioner of Huron’s students’ council and leader of its Green Team, Bell has teamed up with EnviroWestern for a tree-planting event in September, spent two summers growing a beautiful reading garden and organized several fundraising and fact-finding events to support environmental sustainability.

Celebrating Clean Air Commute week

Celebrating Clean Air Commute week

Many do not think of the impacts associated with our daily commutes. But Western sustainability leaders are joining Ontario-wide calls to take a week to think about their commute.

Investing institutional energy into energy conservation

Investing institutional energy into energy conservation

Last summer, Western set the bar high for dealing with high temperatures and even higher energy bills. Now, Facilities Management is looking to build on that success with a continued energy conservation push this summer.

Sustainability efforts earn nod from The Princeton Review

Sustainability efforts earn nod from The Princeton Review

Less than three months after releasing its universitywide sustainability strategy, Creating a Sustainable Western, Western joined The University of British Columbia as the only two Canadian universities profiled in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.

2013 Western Green Awards

Huron University College student Gideon Bell has made it his mission to bring a greater focus on the environment at the affiliate college. As environmental commissioner of Huron’s students’ council and leader of its Green Team, Bell has teamed up with EnviroWestern for a tree-planting event in September, spent two summers growing a beautiful reading garden and organized several fundraising and fact-finding events to support environmental sustainability.