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...

How I thrifted (almost) my entire wardrobe

I’ve never thought of myself as a fashionable person. I prioritize comfort and ease above all else, and would wear sweatpants everywhere if it were socially acceptable.Continue...

Activists celebrate passage of new climate measures

On Friday, the Board of Trustees passed the final recommendations set out by the Climate Change Task Force , including a pledge to reduce the carbon intensity of the University’s oil and gas investments.

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Five days of living waste-free as a student

It’s a confusing time to be environmentally conscious as a Canadian.Continue...

Educating girls is an overlooked solution to the climate crisis

We’ve all heard the most common ways to reduce climate change: limit our consumption of animal products, ditch fossil fuel-powered cars, reduce food waste, transition to solar and wind energy, and so on.Continue...

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