FRESH, GREEN NEWS
Celebrating our World
[April 21, 2010] Facilities Management is encouraging Western to "take five" on Earth Day (April 22) and participate in this year's Campus Clean Up. The Grounds crew will provide organized groups gloves and garbage bags. Email Marc Vanden Heuvel to get equipped.
In celebration of Earth Day, Facilities Management has also enhanced its eWaste collection, launched a sustainability video and joined the LED University consortium. <Read More>
WGA Recipient ReceptionTODAY
[April 6, 2010] Contratulations to Natasha Patrito Hannon and The Western Book Store for being this year's Western Green Awards winners. In honour of their achievement, please join us for the reception being held on April 6 from 3-4pm at GREAT HALL (across from Michael's Garden).
Source: The Western News
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This section of the web site is an 'initiatives' hub. It outlines the efforts on campus that contribute to our commitment towards the environment. The directory is designed to not only inform, but provide inspiration and ideas to help perpetuate sustainability at Western. <read more>
If you compare conservation to moving a piano it is apparent that the more people helping the more effective your efforts are. As a greater number of people get involved, the lighter the burden becomes on everyone else. This sections offers some tips that are geared towards the things you can do around campus and at home that will make a difference. <read more>
Composed in 1990, the Talloires Declaration (TD) is a ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities. It has been signed by over 350 university presidents and chancellors in over 40 countries, including the University of Western Ontario.