Sustainability

Electric cars won’t save the world

There’s no doubt that electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids are a better alternative than gasoline-guzzling internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEs).Continue...

It’s time to regrow our connection with food

Asparagus can grow up to five feet tall.Continue...

Environmental group hopes to make Queen’s plastic-free

Using a five-year plan, the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Kingston chapter hopes to lead Queen’s to a plastic-free campus.

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Queen's Eats: The piping hot truth about the Tea Room’s ecological efforts

The Tea Room, located in Beamish-Munro Hall, has been an on-campus favourite since its conception in 2006.Continue...

How to have a sustainable Halloween

From costumes to candy to carving pumpkins, Halloween festivities can be full of single-use products that aren't so sustainable.Continue...

AMS talks sustainability initiatives

As the school year gets underway, the AMS is introducing a host of sustainability initiatives, including reusable Common Ground Coffeehouse mugs and a review of services’ products to determine how compostable they are.Continue...

AMS Summer in Review

During the first four months of their term, the AMS executive—President Auston Pierce, Vice-President (Operations) Jessica Dahanayake, and Vice-President (University Affairs) William Greene—have been working on a number of campaign promises they established during their January campaign.Continue...

Student start-ups: Bel Ami Vintage is making sustainability trendy

Best friends Orlaith Croke-Martin, MA ’20, and Melissa Chapin, ArtSci ’18, have recently turned their passion for thrifting into an up-and-coming business.Continue...

Queen’s adopts Okanagan Charter

On Jan. 9, Queen’s formally adopted the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges, committing to health and wellness on campus.Continue...

Buying my first sustainable winter jacket

In mid-November, I walked out of my house in disbelief and found everything beautifully covered in snow.Continue...

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