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Queen’s Sustainability Office hosts third annual Sustainability Week More than 40 partners, including local businesses, student groups, and University administration, will...Continue...

AMS talks sustainability initiatives

As the school year gets underway, the AMS is introducing a host of sustainability initiatives, including reusable Common Ground Coffeehouse mugs and a review of services’ products to determine how compostable they are.Continue...

Features

The alumni with power in Canada's fossil fuel industry

Queen’s has at least 11 alumni above the senior vice-president level at eight of Canada’s 10 largest fossil fuel companies, a The Journal inquriy has found.Continue...

University ordered to pay thousands for relocating professor

Since 1998, philosophy professors have occupied the third floor of Watson Hall. In 2013, one professor was forced to leave.Continue...

Editorials

It’s time to root out unsustainable grass lawns

Given the severity of the climate crisis, we need to consider sustainability in every component of our lives—and that includes landscaping.Continue...

Canadian politeness has no place in climate politics

With Canada’s 2019 federal election campaign officially underway, now is not the time to extinguish the climate debate—it’s time to ramp it up.Continue...

Opinions

As a student, going green comes with a price tag

There’s no denying that climate change and money are closely intertwined. Whether it’s big industry polluters cutting corners to save (or make) a buck, carbon taxes in the news, or the cost of cleaning up after yet another extreme weather event, dollars and cents contribute to the dialogue around our planet’s decline.Continue...

Talking Heads: How can students do their part to fight the climate crisis?

"Being environmentally conscious within your dorm room." Sarah Mccleary, Comm '23

"Use less single-use plastics." Kayla Melbourne, ArtSci '21

"Getting...Continue...

Arts

Studio 22’s newest exhibits blend nature and music

Coinciding with the Kingston WritersFest happening Sept. 25 to 29, Studio 22 is exhibiting a work that blends the visual and the literary arts.

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Dumpsters to decorate campus this Sustainability Week

This Sustainability Week, Queen’s campus will be colourfully decorated with environmentally themed paintings on an unlikely canvas—dumpsters.Continue...

Sports

Make climate action your pregame warmup

You might wonder where the crossover is between sports and wanting to fight climate change. Sports and environmentalism seem worlds apart, but they’re more interconnected than they seem.Continue...

Gaels fall short in Ottawa

0-3 Gaels now have to run the table to slip into playoffsContinue...

Lifestyle

Transitioning to veganism at Queen's opened my eyes to sustainability

When I tried going vegan at the end of my first year at Queen’s, my motivations were mostly personal. I’d never been bothered enough by the concept of factory farming and animal abuse to stop eating meat, and I didn’t know much about the environmental reasons for veganism.Continue...

Tips and tricks for avoiding food waste as a student

The climate crisis can no longer be ignored, and several cities, such as our very own Kingston, have declared states of climate emergency. As young people and students, it can feel overwhelming to live our daily lives while knowing we’re contributing to the problem.Continue...