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Wilfrid Laurier University Physical Resources
September 19, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
 

                     Welcome to the

Sustainability Office!


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Sustainability is a universal phenomenon of economic, ecological, and social importance and Laurier's Sustainability Office is committed to environmental awareness and action on campus and beyond.

Through engagement, projects, and programming, the goal of the office is to create a culture where sustainability is integrated into daily operations. The Office coordinates sustainable initiatives within construction, conservation, energy, food, procurement, transportation, waste, and water through education, operations, and community partnerships.


For sustainability resources at Laurier follow us on Facebook and Twitter and check out:

Waterloo Campus: Green Guide, Sustainability Map Brantford Campus: Green Guide


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Campus Highlights:

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Laurier’s “Mino-kummik” Aboriginal Garden has recently been opened. This organically grown and maintained garden will be used to grow medicines for smudging ceremonies and vegetables for the Aboriginal Student Centre’s soup and fry bread Tuesdays. It includes a rain-water harvesting cistern and a rain and butterfly garden that uses water that would otherwise erode soil and flow into storm sewers.

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Laurier's Northdale community garden project is well under way this season under the advisory of Young City Growers. YCG works to increase participant's knowledge and skills of organics farming, environmental stewardship, local food systems, and entrepreneurial skills in operating a CSA micro-urban farm. Visit the Young City Growers CSA Market at Laurier and get your weekly veggie basket! Participants pick up a bushel of vegetables a week for $15. To participate in the CSA Market, Sign up here!

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Laurier has e-waste and battery drop off locations across campus for student, staff and faculty use. Bring your e-waste inside the 202 Regina St. loading dock, and drop off your old batteries to the following locations: N1048, BA313C, Library L2-213, or Arts 1C11. For a list of acceptable and non-acceptable e-waste items click here.


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The bike storage facility on the north side of Mac House is complete! Click here to register!

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Green Tip:

Tim Horton’s is located in the King, Peters, and Science Building and it is important to remember that the empty beverage cups are compostable in the organics stream and the lids are recyclable in the plastics stream.

Also, if you bring your own mug, you will receive a $0.10 discount.

Greasy pizza boxes can also go in Laurier's organics bins and the City's green bin.



Don't Forget:


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Shop on MyGreenFunds, select Laurier as your beneficiary and 20% of your purchase will go towards sustainability initiatives!


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Laurier is a proud Pledging Partner of Sustainable Waterloo Region's Regional Carbon Initiative!


SUSTAINABILITY DASHBOARD

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