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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!
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.