Sustainability has been a priority at Western for a number of years, with important milestones ranging from green buildings, to landscaping practices, sustainable food, and strategic planning. We released our first Sustainability Plan in 2012, became the first Canadian university to become a designated Bee Campus in 2018, and most recently released Towards Western at 150, a university strategic plan, which incorporated sustainability as an imperative. 


Towards Western at 150 - new strategic plan includes sustainability as an imperative.


President's Advisory Committee on the Environment and Sustainability is renewed with a mandate to design and execute a Climate & Sustainability Strategy. 


Amit Chakma Engineering Building received LEED Platinum certification; Western's first platinum building. 


Western received its second Gold STARS rating, became the first university to become a designated Bee Campus in Canada, and released its Open Space Strategy.


Western officially recognized as a Fair Trade Campus.


PACES released its first Progress Report.


PACES released the 2012-2022 Sustainability Plan. 


PACES was initiated and tasked with setting campus sustainability goals and improving awareness of sustainability initiatives and opportunities campus-wide.