Sustainability

Queen’s signs climate change charter

Queen’s has signed onto a new climate change charter as part of its goal to become carbon neutral by 2040.Continue...

Queen’s student named one of top 25 environmentalists under 25

When The Starfish recently recognized 25 young leaders as “Canada’s Top Environmentalists Under 25,” Queen’s student Sebastien Molgat, ArtSci ’20, was on the list.Continue...

ASUS hires first equity and sustainability director

ASUS has hired four new positions for the 2020-21 year, including the first equity and sustainability director (ESD), Caitlin Hayes.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...

Tackling fast fashion, one shirt at a time

Even if you’re not familiar with the term “fast fashion,” chances are, your closet’s full of it.Continue...

Hospitality Services implements new sustainability initiatives

Queen’s Hospitality Services is undertaking new initiatives to make dining on campus more sustainable, including hiring a sustainability chef.

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Pushing for sustainability, campus coffee shops to launch reusable cup giveaway

Common Ground, The Brew and The Tea Room will be giving away reusable cups to students on Feb. 5 as part of a new collaborative initiative to reduce single-use waste.

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