Western Sustainable Leaders Program (WSLP)

The Western Sustainable Leaders Program (WSLP) is a way for students to engage with sustainability throughout the year with a network of like-minded students from across campus interested in sustainability. Each month features a different theme with educational and experiential opportunities to get involved!

The WSLP engages guest speakers from across campus and the broader community, providing opportunities for students to network with professionals and peers involved with a wide range of sustainability initiatives on campus and in the community. This program also supports students in earning the WWF-Canada Living Planet Leader certification by offering sustainable living tips, volunteering, and student leadership positions. Students have the opportunity of earning the Sustainability Leader designation for their Western Co-Curricular Record every year.

WSLP Events

Each year the WSLP delivers unique events and activities across a range of sustainability themes, often in collaboration with other clubs and groups on campus. A list of previous events is available to view below, but more information about past and upcoming events is available on our OWL site! All students interested in joining the WSLP can do so via this link or by scanning the QR code below. Joining the WSLP means you will be added to the OWL site and receive WSLP updates from our email list.  

Benefits for Students

This program has been designed collaboratively by Western Sustainability and a team of students! We believe student leadership is key for sustainability and have built this program to benefit students and build leadership skills in a number of ways:QR code for WSLP registration

  • Gain recognition on Western's Co-Curricular Record by attending a minimum of four of our monthly events. Students can earn this designation every year!
  • Network with professionals in various sustainability sectors
  • Learn about a range of sustainability themes
  • Stay updated on volunteer and leadership opportunities
  • Connect with students from various academic backgrounds to discuss interdisciplinary solutions to sustainability challenges

The program is open to all students (undergraduate, graduate, main campus, affiliates). 

If you would like to get involved, click this link or scan the QR code to fill out our sign-up form!

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to stay updated on our events, contests, volunteer and leadership opportunities.

2022-2023 WSLP Events

Environmentally Significant Areas (ESA) Day BioBlitz (September): Medway Valley Heritage Forest

Bike to Campus Day Lunchtime Tour (September): Green Campus Tour

WSLP x Ivey Social Impact Club Post-Hoco Clean-up (September): Campus

WSLP x FOGs Native Seed Saving (October): Fram Lands, Campus Meadow

WSLP x SSC Research in Environmental Science and Biology Event (November): Natural Sciences Centre

Safeguarding Biodiversity with Nature Canada Letter Writing Campaign (November): Weldon Library

Wellness Walk (February): Along the river on campus

WaterAid Sustainability Conference - WSLP Workshop (March): Weldon Community Room

WSLP x Student Energy Spring Cleaning Event (March): Campus

2021-2022 WSLP Events

Sustainability at Western Panel (September): Webinar recording

Sustainable Fashion Forum (November): Webinar recording

Careers Around Sustainability (February): Webinar recording

2020-2021 WSLP Events

Waste at Western (September): Webinar recording

Buying Sustainably (October): No recording

Sustainable Food (November): Slides for "Eating Sustainably" and "Reducing Food Waste & Buying in Season"

Energy Retrofits & Conservation Tips (January): Webinar recording

Land Protectors Panel (February): Webinar recording Part 1 and Part 2

WWF-Canada Native Plant Gardening (March): Webinar recording