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New website a hub for sustainability

The Queen’s Sustainability Office has launched a newly redesigned website to act as a hub for sustainability information at Queen’s and engage the campus community in lessening the university’s impact on the environment.

“The website is a resource for everyone, whether you want to know about energy savings, sustainable transportation options, or simply which recycling bin your coffee cup goes in,” says Aaron Ball, Sustainability Manager. “We now have sections that link users with ways they can become more active in campus sustainability, and a resource area that offers information, tips and guides through a variety of mediums such as videos and posters.”

One of the sustainability-themed posters available on the Sustainability Office's new website.

The website features a new collection of videos on sustainability topics, green maps that highlight bike rack and water bottle filling station locations, downloadable sustainability posters, and tip sheets to help green your office and reduce energy consumption. It also has an idea form where anyone can submit a tip or project that could help make a more sustainable campus.

One of Mr. Ball’s favourite features is a new “history of campus sustainability” timeline.

“It is one of the coolest elements of the site, illustrating the environmental journey we have been on dating back to 1904,” he says. “And it’s a history that is still being written. We look forward to adding new sustainability initiatives to the timeline as the university undertakes new projects and reaches new milestones in the years ahead.”

During March, the Queen’s Sustainability Office is running a contest.  To participate, check out the new website and follow the link to the office’s Facebook page. Those that ‘Like’ the page and post a comment about their favourite feature of the new website will be entered into a draw to win a prize.