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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!


Annual Sustainability Pulse Survey: Open Nov. 1 - Dec. 3
Beginning November 1, the Office of Sustainability is asking all students, staff, and faculty to participate in our second annual Sustainability Pulse Survey. The survey will remain open until December 3 and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Participants who complete the survey will have a chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods!


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.


Current Initiatives