Sustainability

It’s not easy being green

Queen’s is well-poised to become one of Canada’s most sustainable university campuses. Rather, it would be, if money was no object.Continue...

Offices get down and dirty with composting

Every week, 64 green bins worth of waste are diverted from the landfills. That’s 200 kg, thanks to an initiative undertaken by the Queen’s Sustainability Office.Continue...

Queen's behind on climate action plan

Two years after signing an important climate change agreement, Queen's has failed to meet certain conditions.Continue...

Energy building

An innovative new laboratory on campus will test the applications of renewable energy sources in housing. The goal is to design a practical net-zero house — meaning that will generate as much energy as it consumes.Continue...

Shift in focus for new commission

The new Commission of Environmental Sustainability will have an increased budget from last year's Sustainability Office.Continue...

A discussion on the bottled water ban

In September, 2012, a ban on the sale of bottled water will take effect. Our panellists discuss the impact this will have and the ethics of water commoditization broadly.Continue...

Society for Conservation Biology to hold sustainability seminar with United Nations

The Society for Conservation Biology Kingston Chapter will join forces with the United Nations Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) on Nov. 16 to provide students with valuable skills in sustainability leadership.Continue...

Sustainability Week persists following dissolution of Commission of Environmental Affairs

The dissolution of the AMS Commission of Environmental Affairs last school year left many students concerned about the role of sustainability on campus. Months later, Queen’s is celebrating Sustainability Week in the absence of the commission.Continue...

Bikes and Boards service closed to become AMS Club amid backlash

August 21 was like any other day for Bikes and Boards Head Manager Megan Vahabi. But by 4:30 PM, the future of her job and service became uncertain.Continue...

AMS Assembly approves final motion to dissolve Commission of Environmental Affairs

AMS Assembly this Thursday began with heartfelt congratulations being given to all the various executive candidates and elections teams for their work over the past two weeks of campaigns.Continue...

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