Earn Credit on Your Co-Curricular Record: Our Green Campus 2014

Add to your co-curricular record while also learning about exciting sustainability initiatives at Western and in London! This three part sustainability series will educate Western students about how to live more sustainably, energy conservation and native species used on Western's campus. Space is limited and less than half of the spots remain open! Log in to your career central account at www.westerncareercentral.ca and search the Events Calendar to sign up today!

Students must register for both a lecture and its corresponding workshop or tour in order to receive credit on their co-curricular records. They will receive credit for each module they attend, and do not need to attend all three. However, students who attend all three modules will receive a certificate acknowledging their commitment to sustainability.  

Module 1- Sustainable Joes 

  • Mustang Lounge, Thursday, February 6, 7-9pm
  • Maximum Capacity: 200 students
  • One hour lecture from 7-8pm: Stephen Szucs, founder of Sustainable Joes, located in London Ontario, joins students for what promises to be a fun and candid discussion covering adventures with “urban eco living.” After 6 months of living off-grid in downtown London, he will provide simple techniques anyone can use to move in a more sustainable direction. 
  • One hour workshop from 8-9pm:* Stephen Szucs and Stefanie De Adder, Western’s Sustainability Coordinator, will walk students through how to determine their environmental footprint, and will demonstrate some simple ways to reduce their negative impacts on the environment.

*Please bring a laptop or prepare to partner with someone who has a laptop. 

Module 2 – Energy Usage at Western 

  • Mustang Lounge, Monday, February 24, 7-9pm
  • Maximum Capacity: 200 students
  • One hour lecture from 7-8pm: Dan Larkin, Western’s Controls Systems Specialist, will take an in-depth look at energy usage on Western’s campus and measures being taken to reduce it.
  • One hour workshop from 8-9pm:* Using Western’s Real-Time Energy Dashboard, students will understand campus energy usage by interacting with historical data.

*Please bring a laptop or prepare to partner with someone who has a laptop. 

Module 3 – Native Trees, Native Soil - Sustainable Landscaping at Western 

  • Multifaith Room, Tuesday, March 11, 7-8pm
  • Maximum Capacity: 200 students
  • One hour lecture from 7-8pm: Hear from the crew that maintain the grounds on campus and use a winning combination of native trees and native soil conditions to successfully implement sustainable landscape management.
  • One hour tour to follow at a later date: Grounds staff will tour students around Western’s campus, highlighting sustainable landscaping methods and native species. Individuals who sign up for the “Native Trees, Native Soil” lecture will be contacted at a later date to schedule tours sometime in mid-late March.