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...

Car-centric lifestyles aren’t the way forward

Want to get food? Get in your car. Want to get to school? Get in your car. Want to go to the gym? Get in your car.

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Go to the Farmer's Market

When you’re shopping at a supermarket, the cashier probably won't know how long it took to grow the carrots you're buying or what kind of recipes you can make with bok choy.Continue...

Chë: sustainability, creativity, and craft

Isolation can foster creativity; it can push one to try things they may not have before.Continue...

AMS kicks off Sustainability Month

The beginning of October kicked off AMS Sustainability Month.Continue...

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