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What's happening with sustainability at Western?
Check out this page for all Western News stories related to sustainability. Covering topics like sustainable food, new gardens, climate resilience, academic programs, research, and student engagement programs, there are a lot of exciting initiatives for sustainability at Western!
Student-led Sustainability Fair
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 marks the inaugural Sustainability Fair at Western! Co-hosted by the Office of Sustainability, Western Sustainability Leaders Program (WSLP), SOGS Sustainability, and EnviroWestern, with 10 additional participating groups, this collaborative event provides sustainability-related clubs and groups on campus with an opportunity to network with one another as well as members of the campus community.
Planting the seeds of sustainability
A number of new and enhanced gardens on campus build on Western's natural beauty and biodiversity. Western is located in the Carolinian Zone, a region with the richest biodiversity in all of Canada! Western's plans for a new rain garden, Indigenous food and medicine garden, and student-driven community garden provide ecological benefits like supporting biodiversity and reducing stormwater runoff. These initiatives also support the university's Open Space Strategy.