Facilities Management

Sustainability

Sustainability

Facilities Management works with other units and groups on campus to promote sustainable choices and awareness. Some of our sustainablity initiatives are outlined on this page, but we recommend you visit Western's Sustainability site for 'Green Tips' and ways to get involved on campus.


Coffee cup and lid recycling

Cup and lid recycling

Initiated by Facilities Management, in partnership with the City of London and Waste Management, coffee cups and lids (as well as fountain drink cups) from all locations on campus, including Tim Horton’s and Starbucks, can be recycled in the containers bin along with plastics, glass and aluminum.

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Reduced Road Salt Use

Road Salt

Western uses green- and blue-coloured winter salts containing potassium acetate and corrosion inhibitors. These less harmful formulas comply to Environment Canada's Salt Reduction Plan for large businesses and organizations.

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Battery Recovery

Battery Recovery

Batteries contain heavy metals that can contaminate the environment when improperly disposed of so Facilities Management arranges to have old batteries taken off site and properly recycled.

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Green house gas (GHG) Inventory

GHG leaders

While the campus grew in square feet, green house gas emissions decreased. Investments in energy savings initiatives have been paying off for the university (and the planet), as Western cut its carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions by 11.5 per cent. <Read more>

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