enviroDo You  Want a Greener Western?

SO… you’ve been telling yourself:  “I know sustainability is a global issue and I want to help, but I don’t know where to start because it feels like I can’t make a difference.”

If you’re interested in sustainability and positive change but not sure where to start, then EnviroWestern’s London Youth Sustainability Network has perfect opportunities for you to GET INVOLVED from now until April 10th!

Eco-Action Day 2014- Friday, March 28th, 3-7 pm in the Mustang Lounge

Come to ECO-ACTION DAY 2014 and be inspired to take action on sustainability issues at home and around the world. This event will feature short films and presentations, followed by an action activity – make something, discover something, create something! Later on, participate in a discussion about personal sustainability and what Western can do to move forward in being an eco-leader. The keynote speaker will be Steven Scuzs from Sustainable Joes, and session topics will include: Coffee Cup Waste, Consumer Consumption, and Sustainable Food. There will be a FREE, sustainable dinner for all registered participants. Tickets are free but will go quickly, so register online soon: http://EcoActionDay.eventbrite.ca/

Note: This is not a drop in event- all registered participants are asked to stay for the entire event. Please arrive promptly at 3:00pm; doors will close at 3:10 pm and re-open at 7:00 pm. If you need to enter or exit at a different time, please send an email to LYSN.EnviroWestern@gmail.com

Please also check out the EcoAction Day Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1472019689679313/1473492239532058/?notif_t=like

Western’s 2014 Green Awards Ceremony- March 31, 12-1pm, Mustang Lounge East

You are also invited to attend Western’s 2014 Green Awards Ceremony on March 31st. Come learn about many of the excellent sustainability initiatives happening at Western and show your appreciation for some of the individuals implementing positive change on campus. Please RSVP to sustainability@uwo.ca by March 27 if you would like to attend these awards.

USC’s Enviro Western’s Annual Campus Clean Up Day- Tuesday, April 1

Everyone is encouraged to get involved in Western’s Annual Campus Clean Up on Tuesday, April 1. The event will be open to all students, staff and faculty at Western and is a great way to show appreciation for the University’s beautiful campus. Three clean-up times will be held throughout the day at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm. There will be a free BBQ lunch after each clean up and many prizes are available to be won. The clean-up meeting point will be on concrete beach. If it is raining outside, go to Mustang Lounge. If you are interested in participating, send an email to sustainability@uwo.ca indicating which time slot works best for you.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/610179502399335/

Earth Day Colloquium- Thursday, April 9-10

The annual Earth Day Colloquium (EDC) is a completely FREE, student run, two-day event celebrating research being conducted in the field of Environment and Sustainability. Embracing the interdisciplinary nature of this field, the Colloquium provides a forum for a broad range of topics in the Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Business, Policy, and Management. Presenters have the option of giving a full presentation (15 mins), a “speed talk” (5 mins), or a poster presentation.  All presentations will take place on April 9 -10, 2014.

NEW: Photo and Art Contest! Everyone is invited to submit art work or photos in various categories and themes. No experience is required! For more information: http://www.uwo.ca/enviro/Colloquium/EDC2014/. If you have any questions, please feel free to email uwo.earthday@gmail.com.

Post written by: Gloria Zhu