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...

Campus sustainability club organizes protest against Kinder Morgan pipeline

As protests continue in British Columbia (BC) against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, students and members of the Kingston community rallied at Springer Market square on Mar. 10 to voice their opposition to the contentious project.Continue...

News in Brief

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Lockridge apologizes to club member in email announcing allocation of Sustainability Action Fund

On Monday, the AMS Sustainability Action Fund was allocated after being held back for eight months. Collected through a $3.00 student fee, the $22,000 fund was delayed through the summer and fall granting periods. As a result, club members had to fundraise their projects by themselves.Continue...

AMS Sustainability Action Fund held back $22,000 for months despite multiple requests

According to several members of different clubs on campus and in Kingston as well, the AMS Sustainability Action Fund has been held back for months. Despite repeated requests and inquiries related to its distribution, none of the $22,000 fund has been allocated to clubs.Continue...

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