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A bigger and better Sustainability Week

Sustainability Week has arrived at Queen’s University (Oct. 1-5) and is devoted to celebrating sustainable initiatives that take place on and off campus.

This is the sixth year that Queen’s has hosted this series of events and it is shaping up to be the best one yet. This year’s week is being put on by more than 30 collaborating partners, from student groups to university administration to several sustainable-minded groups from the Kingston community.

“Sustainability Week is all about bringing together our campus sustainability leaders,” says Aaron Ball, Sustainability Manager.  “We could not run this event without the great contributions from our students.”

Sustainability week features five sustainability-themed days: Explore, Act, Conserve, Eat, Learn. Each day will include events offering students the opportunity to learn how to act more sustainably in their daily lives.

Highlights for this year include a panel discussion from sustainability leaders and professionals, as well as a tour of the Queen’s Solar Education Centre on west campus and a Sustainability Career Networking Event. Also returning are some fan favourites such as the Oxfam LOFT (Local, Organic and Fair Trade) Food Challenge, alternative transportation-themed booths and a food-themed day in collaboration with the Queen’s Farmer’s Market.

“Sustainability Week has become an important annual event on campus,” says Donna Janiec, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration).  “It is a great opportunity for our community to get out and learn more about the great sustainability initiatives at Queen’s.”  

Check out our events calendar at Queen’s Sustainability or the Facebook event page for more details.