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...

Consumers cannot be blamed for unethical consumption

While leading a clean lifestyle has always been important, it’s now become a popular trend. Unfortunately, not everyone has the means to participate.

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Huskee Cups return to CoGro

Common Ground (CoGro) is relaunching the Cup Swap program with Huskee Cups, starting Oct. 19.

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Queen’s takes steps to protect migratory birds passing through campus

Despite everything that’s happened this year, it’s just another year for Canadian wildlife.Continue...

Despite fearmongering, GMOs are the key to a healthy and sustainable future

A lot of plant-based foods at the grocery store are labeled ‘non-GMO’—as if genetically modified crops should be avoided. In reality, we ought to embrace the technology.Continue...

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