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
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 fair trade, 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

Food Choices Documentary Screening

Food Choices Documentary Screening

Jan 16, 7:00pm - Jan 16, 9:00pm

Western Film McKeller Room (UCC 280)

EnviroWestern is screening the documentary Food Choices. Come out at 7:00pm and watch this film with us!
Free Admission!

Before The Flood

Before The Flood

Nov 28, 7:00pm - Nov 28, 9:00pm

Western Film
University Community Ctr
London, ON  N6A 1K3 Map

Before the Flood Movie Screening: Have you seen Leonardo DiCaprio's new climate change documentary? Here's a chance to see it on the big screen with EnviroWestern and the Undergraduate Engineering Society!

Where: Western Films McKellar Room (UCC 280)
When: Monday Nov. 28 at 7pm
We will be taking optional donations to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which works towards environmental issues.
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