About us: EnviroWestern is a USC student service that seeks to promote environmentally sustainable initiatives and behaviours within Western campus. We are divided into various project teams that plan and organize all the amazing events and initiatives that make up EnviroWestern.

Gardening

Get your hands dirty with this Project Team in your garden away from home! Our focus is on reshaping our relationship with the environment to one of mutual nourishment, and understanding our role in the global food security crisis. We’ll also be growing fresh, organic vegetables in Western’s beautiful greenhouses year-round and working on a native species garden in the spring. Whether you’re a budding beginner or a seasoned green thumb, everyone is welcomed!

 

Green Building Tours

You are invited to attend tours led by our trained volunteer guides to learn about the green buildings on Western’s Campus (Email Grace at EnviroWestern@WesternUSC.ca for more details). These tour guides are EnviroWestern members that went through a selection process involving an application, interview, and training. Applications are typically out in late September and early October.

 

Food

We are a project team that focuses on food sustainability initiatives throughout the year as well as responsible for organizing the Food for Thought Gala (a sit-down meal event with an educational component about fair trade, food sustainability, and food waste).

 

Residence Outreach

We want to promote EnviroWestern campaigns and initiatives in residences and off campus. This project team consists of 16 first year representatives (2-3 per residence/off campus) and they help EnviroWestern spread awareness throughout campus. Applications for first year reps are typically out in late September and early October.

 

Reusability

We run reusability initiatives throughout the year, which include, but not limited to, Buy Nothing, Make Something (an event dedicated to teaching people how to make gifts from recycled or waste products) and Refill to Win (An event similar to Roll Up The Rim except you get entered into a raffle for using a reusable mug).

 

Waste

We are a group of like-minded students working towards raising waste reduction awareness around campus. While working alongside Western’s Sustainability Office, the Waste team is excited to run numerous outreach activities and workshops! From organizing the annual clothing swap event to reducing food waste on campus, the Waste team is excited to welcome new members to the project to help raise waste sustainability awareness!

 

Water

We are responsible for informing students on current issues pertaining to water sustainability. We are particularly passionate about educating students on the environmental implications of consuming bottled water and we run awareness campaigns to encourage students to use reusable water bottles instead. We also coordinate activities during World Water Week, which is held during the third week of March every year.

Sustainability

Biking Resources

How to join: To become a member and find out how YOU can get involved, please take the following steps: 1) Sign up for membership: https://goo.gl/forms/qLqpWf2A6vagTpqn1 2) Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EnviroWestern 3) Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EnviroWestern
EnviroWestern x World Vision Coffeehouse

EnviroWestern x World Vision Coffeehouse

Mar 4, 6:00pm - Mar 4, 8:00pm

The Spoke

EnviroWestern and World Vision have teamed up to plan a coffeehouse!
Join us for a night of great music before final exams get close

Clothing Swap

Clothing Swap

Mar 18, 1:00pm - Mar 18, 4:00pm

UCC Community Room

Join the Environment & Sustainability Society and EnviroWestern in this year's CLOTHING SWAP!

Drop off dates: March 14th 10-1, March 16th 12-5

Details: If you drop your clothes off prior to the event, tickets are $5, but $10 at the door. So drop off and buy early!! Every article of clothing brought will equal a piece you can take. Gently used and warn clothing only will be accepted. Any clothing left will be donated to Goodwill!

Food for Thought Gala 2017

Food for Thought Gala 2017

Feb 2, 6:00pm - Feb 2, 8:00pm

It's a night to rethink food!

Join EnviroWestern and Western's Food Support Services on Thursday, Feb 2nd in UCC 269 as we dine, and learn about people's stories related to food insecurity and sustainability.

As you learn about food insecurity, food sustainability, and food waste, you'll realize that food is not just simply something you eat!

Tickets ($10) will be sold in the UCC atrium/basement from January 18 until Feb 2 from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Got questions? We have answers!

Can't make it down to the atrium? Tickets can now be bought online here: foodforthoughtgala.eventbrite.ca
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Food & Non-Perishables Drive

Food & Non-Perishables Drive

Feb 1, 10:00am - Feb 1, 4:00pm

UCC Atrium

Food for Thought Gala is all about food sustainability and security. On February 1st Food Support Services and EnviroWestern will partner for a food drive in support of our third annual gala! Stop on by our booth to donate canned goods and non-perishable foods - all donations are greatly appreciated!
We'll be selling tickets everyday in the UCC and online if you haven't picked up your ticket yet.
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