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May’s flowers bring spring open house 

May’s flowers bring spring open house 

Dressed in its springtime finery, Western will welcome thousands of prospective students and their parents May 7, in a colourful twist to standard open houses.  The spring open house is open to high-schoolers of all ages and will feature guided walking …

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.

Winders: Work on sustainability just getting started for university community

Winders: Work on sustainability just getting started for university community

John Robinson has been here before. As the University of British Columbia’s associate provost for sustainability, Robinson helms the most highly lauded campus in Canada when it comes to sustainability. So, perhaps better than anyone else in the country, he knows what you’re thinking right now.

Future of sustainability

Future of sustainability

Sustainability for business translates into effectively managing the triple bottom line – financial, environmental and social outcomes – whether now, or 40 years from now. Will business be more sustainable in four decades? I see both signs of hope, and indications history will repeat itself.

Western wins Ontario sustainability award

Western has been selected as a finalist for the Ontario Business Achievement Award (OBAA) in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) Corporate Governance Award category by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Sustainability workshop targets faculty, PhD students

Sustainability workshop targets faculty, PhD students

For Richard Ivey School of Business professor Tima Bansal, sustainability requires collaboration between academics and business. “We need to do this together,” she says. “No one individual can move the system.”

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.

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.

Winders: Work on sustainability just getting started for university community

Winders: Work on sustainability just getting started for university community

John Robinson has been here before. As the University of British Columbia’s associate provost for sustainability, Robinson helms the most highly lauded campus in Canada when it comes to sustainability. So, perhaps better than anyone else in the country, he knows what you’re thinking right now.

Future of sustainability

Future of sustainability

Sustainability for business translates into effectively managing the triple bottom line – financial, environmental and social outcomes – whether now, or 40 years from now. Will business be more sustainable in four decades? I see both signs of hope, and indications history will repeat itself.

Western wins Ontario sustainability award

Western has been selected as a finalist for the Ontario Business Achievement Award (OBAA) in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) Corporate Governance Award category by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Sustainability workshop targets faculty, PhD students

Sustainability workshop targets faculty, PhD students

For Richard Ivey School of Business professor Tima Bansal, sustainability requires collaboration between academics and business. “We need to do this together,” she says. “No one individual can move the system.”

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.