By Kristy Koehler, September 12 2019—
If you’re having trouble finding a garbage can in MacHall, it’s because there’s a new waste diversion system in place.
Two waste diversion tables are now located in strategic places in MacHall, and are … Read the rest
By Samantha Rigor, August 1 2019—
Calgary’s first-ever Zero Waste Festival, put on by Plastic-Free YYC, highlighted the ups and downs of social media’s role in environmental issues.
Held on July 20 in East Village, the festival hosted a variety … Read the rest
University of Calgary employee launches Zero Waste Festival to bring attention to single-use plastics
By Kristy Koehler, June 3 2019—
University of Calgary employee Isabelle Couture is leading the charge against single-use plastics in Calgary. She, along with former U of C employee Briana Loughlin, co-founded Plastic-Free YYC, a non-profit devoted to reducing waste … Read the rest
By James Falls, April 13 2019 —
At the April 9 meeting of the Students Legislative Council meeting, the final one of the winter semester, Students’ Union officials and faculty representatives discussed a University of Calgary senate report and evaluated … Read the rest
By Russell Glenn, October 3 2018 —
The University of Calgary has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent since 2008, reaching the Government of Canada’s goal for emission reduction more than a decade before the national target … Read the rest
By Matty Hume, July 6 2018 —
At the July 3 Students’ Legislative Council meeting, SLC members unanimously passed amendments to the Students’ Union Sustainability Policy. The amendments comprehensively rebuild the policy, altering its definition of sustainability to mirror the … Read the rest
By Tina Shaygan, October 30 2017 —
The University of Calgary hosted Shannon Phillips, the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office, for an Oct. 27 event to discuss sustainability and climate change with students.
The event was moderated by … Read the rest
By Daniel Huss, October 30 2017 —
The University of Calgary is the winner of the Sustainable Development Goals Award from Global Compact Network Canada 2017. The award recognizes Canadian organizations demonstrating progress towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals … Read the rest
By Hayley Nguyen, September 20 2016 —
The University of Calgary is pretty active in flaunting its sustainability initiatives.
I was genuinely impressed by how comprehensive the U of C Office of Sustainability’s website looks. I did not know students … Read the rest