Sustainability

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...

Dumpster graffiti raises awareness about climate change

Student artists have found one way to raise awareness about climate change on campus, and it’s trash.Continue...

WWF launches new student engagement program on campus

This fall semester, the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) has launched a new student engagement program to draw attention to the declining population of animal species in Canada.Continue...

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