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Happening now in your community!
EnviroWestern's Community Garden is producing local food and bringing together community in its new location between the Western greenhouses and Middlesex College. Read more about the garden here, and consider signing up for a shift to help with the watering schedule here!
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.
Climate resilience key in pandemic recovery
Western geography and environment professor emeritus Gordon McBean collaborated with an interdisciplinary research team to develop a new report for the federal government titled, "Building Climate Resilient Communities" which assesses the threat of climate change and how communities across Canada can proactively advance climate-resilience.