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Western students honoured for sustainability initiatives
The Western Green Awards recognize innovative work by members of the campus community to reduce the environmental impact of the university and of society as a whole. The winners of Western’s Ideas for Sustainability and the Environment (WISE) competition were also announced, recognizing students for high-impact ideas for reducing or eliminating today’s most pressing environmental concerns.


World Wildlife Fund partnership brings sustainability to life
Read more to learn how a student's native plant giveaway initiative led to a campus-wide sustainability program that helps students address the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.


Western in top five per cent in sustainability, impact rankings
Western's commitment to sustainable development places the university among the world's top educational institutions, shown through the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. Western placed in the top five percent of more than 1,100 universities from 94 countries and regions. 


Western introduces new climate change major
The new major, Climate Change and Society, is housed in the geography and environment department and will examine the climate crisis by integrating perspectives from science, social science and the humanities. The module is designed to equip students with the tools to communicate the essential aspects of climate science and think critically about how the media and popular culture convey climate change. 

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