Postsecondary institutions take steps toward sustainability


Several postsecondary institutions across Canada have taken a variety of steps towards sustainability. A biology student at Mount Allison University worked with Facilities Management and the Faculty of Science to install collision tape on windows across campus to prevent bird deaths. NSCAD University received a $500K donation from the Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation that will be used to establish a centre of sustainable fashion, fund students in the textiles and fashion program, fund artists-in-residence, and expand programming and resources. The University of Ottawa has opened a Free Store that aims to reduce student move-out waste and help students who are struggling financially. Saskatchewan Polytechnic has implemented composting programs and a reusable food container program that gives students the opportunity to save money by bringing a reusable mug or eating on a ceramic plate.

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