EnviroWestern

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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.

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Sustainability

Biking Resources

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Training

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Training

Sep 23, 10:00am - Sep 23, 4:30pm

Mustang Lounge at the UCC

**REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE**
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Are you interested in climate action, reducing inequalities, peace and justice, eradicating poverty, clean energy, responsible consumption, sustainable economic growth, or working for the United Nations?

Do you want to get involved in locally or internationally implementing these sustainable changes to help make the world a better place?

Western is excited to bring SDGs Youth Training by UN officials to students at Western. This event is open to all, and seeks to encourage Canadians- especially youth- to learn more about how to contribute to international development.

The tickets have been subsidized to only $20 for a full day including lunch - what you get:

1) Certificate for training on Sustainable Development Goals
2) A United Nations speaker and a Q&A session
3) Skills training on how to implement the SDGs in the London community
4) Networking with local NGOs and organizations working on SDGs
5) Lunch provided

Some Background:

In 2015, UN Member States unanimously adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets, to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
At the very centre of this agenda are youth! The only way to achieve all 17 Goals is to inspire the bourgeoning generation of leaders to take up the message and act proactively in their communities to create lasting and sustainable change.

To address the pressing need to increase the awareness of and promote action towards the SDGs across Canada, the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) has created a nation-wide program called SDGs Youth Training Canada. In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, SDGs Youth Training Canada is mobilizing 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 50 training seminars in colleges and universities across Canada.

Tree Planting with Reforest London

Tree Planting with Reforest London

Sep 30, 10:00am - Sep 30, 12:00pm

440 Barker St, London, ON N5Y 5G4, Canada

Join us and ReForest London on Saturday, September 30th for TREE PLANTING! No experience required and it's a super great way to give back to the community :)

Transportation: If you have a vehicle or a bike feel free to meet us at the location. If you do not, we will be bussing as a group! Details to be sent closer to the event.

What to bring: Refillable water bottle, sunscreen, pants, close-toed shoes or preferably boots, and a lot of muscle!

**FREE** PLEASE SIGN UP: goo.gl/forms/HXCkd3FUEqDsJZl03

EnviroWestern Annual General Meeting

EnviroWestern Annual General Meeting

Sep 19, 6:30pm - Sep 19, 7:30pm

Social Science Centre 3018

Interested in learning more about EnviroWestern and how you can get involved? Join us at our first general meeting!

Residence-Wide Earth Hour

Residence-Wide Earth Hour

Mar 25, 8:30pm - Mar 25, 9:30pm

Residence Wide (UWO)

For one hour only, turn off the lights in your residence or home to participate in Earth hour. If you're going out, just remember to double check the lights in your room!... See MoreSee Less

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Grace Zhu

envirowestern@westernusc.ca
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