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Bee program earns international competition gold

Bee program earns international competition gold

Hospitality Services received a Gold Award in the Procurement Practices category for its on-campus honeybee program, the National Association of College & University Food Services announced recently during its annual Sustainability Awards.

Sass brings sustainable message to community

Sass brings sustainable message to community

First, take little steps. That’s how Geography professor Gabor Sass suggests Londoners can start to reduce their carbon footprint, before they stride towards more significant changes.

Green Awards laud sustainability efforts

Green Awards laud sustainability efforts

Western recently celebrated sustainable thought and action across campus with its two major awards – the Western Green Awards and Western Green Awards.

Chakma building wins ‘green’ award

Chakma building wins ‘green’ award

Western’s newest facility – the Amit Chakma Engineering Building – has won a provincial award of excellence for new green buildings.

Student wastes no time in conservation efforts

Student wastes no time in conservation efforts

This gap in Earth Sciences MSc student Jordan Hawkswell’s new home’s environmentally conscious initiatives has led to a grassroots movement across the city focused on a different way of living. And it all started when she decided to focus on her own efforts.

New network confronts ‘real issues in real world’

New network confronts ‘real issues in real world’

As our world experiences unprecedented social and economic changes, policy-makers will increasingly turn to world-class research institutions in search of ways to understand and address those changes. Enter NEST.

Western branches out for arboretum tree count

Western branches out for arboretum tree count

This summer, Western is conducting the first Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping inventory of trees on campus. No more ‘eyeballing’ the species or counting on fingers the number of trees. No more handwritten additions or deletions on a printed database.

Campus abuzz with Bee City designation

Campus abuzz with Bee City designation

Laura Pendlebury wants you to consider the tiny honeybee and its not-so-tiny impact on human health and survival. In fact, she wants the whole campus community to keep in mind the important role of pollinators, an insect species whose survival ensures our own.

Straw poll: Western chooses paper over plastic

Straw poll: Western chooses paper over plastic

Western is taking steps in September towards becoming a campus free of plastic straws, even as Starbucks works to eliminate single-use plastic straws from all its locations by 2020.

Landscape Services gets charge from new tools

Landscape Services gets charge from new tools

This summer, Landscape Services takes its first foray into battery-powered equipment. Two grass trimmers, a push mower and two leaf blowers have been added to the team’s tool crib.

Bee program earns international competition gold

Bee program earns international competition gold

Hospitality Services received a Gold Award in the Procurement Practices category for its on-campus honeybee program, the National Association of College & University Food Services announced recently during its annual Sustainability Awards.

Sass brings sustainable message to community

Sass brings sustainable message to community

First, take little steps. That’s how Geography professor Gabor Sass suggests Londoners can start to reduce their carbon footprint, before they stride towards more significant changes.

Green Awards laud sustainability efforts

Green Awards laud sustainability efforts

Western recently celebrated sustainable thought and action across campus with its two major awards – the Western Green Awards and Western Green Awards.

Chakma building wins ‘green’ award

Chakma building wins ‘green’ award

Western’s newest facility – the Amit Chakma Engineering Building – has won a provincial award of excellence for new green buildings.

Student wastes no time in conservation efforts

Student wastes no time in conservation efforts

This gap in Earth Sciences MSc student Jordan Hawkswell’s new home’s environmentally conscious initiatives has led to a grassroots movement across the city focused on a different way of living. And it all started when she decided to focus on her own efforts.

New network confronts ‘real issues in real world’

New network confronts ‘real issues in real world’

As our world experiences unprecedented social and economic changes, policy-makers will increasingly turn to world-class research institutions in search of ways to understand and address those changes. Enter NEST.

Western branches out for arboretum tree count

Western branches out for arboretum tree count

This summer, Western is conducting the first Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping inventory of trees on campus. No more ‘eyeballing’ the species or counting on fingers the number of trees. No more handwritten additions or deletions on a printed database.

Campus abuzz with Bee City designation

Campus abuzz with Bee City designation

Laura Pendlebury wants you to consider the tiny honeybee and its not-so-tiny impact on human health and survival. In fact, she wants the whole campus community to keep in mind the important role of pollinators, an insect species whose survival ensures our own.

Straw poll: Western chooses paper over plastic

Straw poll: Western chooses paper over plastic

Western is taking steps in September towards becoming a campus free of plastic straws, even as Starbucks works to eliminate single-use plastic straws from all its locations by 2020.

Landscape Services gets charge from new tools

Landscape Services gets charge from new tools

This summer, Landscape Services takes its first foray into battery-powered equipment. Two grass trimmers, a push mower and two leaf blowers have been added to the team’s tool crib.