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Taking small steps to a zero-waste lifestyle
Reimagine Co. went to the Alumni Lecture Theatre at Fanshawe College on Feb. 25 to run a Zero-waste Workshop. Read more

Green bin program an educational opportunity
A composting program for the City of London received green thumbs up during multi-year budget talks. Read more

Get to know your FSU clubs: EnviroFanshawe
EnviroFanshawe is a Fanshawe Student Union (FSU)-sanctioned club started by Rebecca Amendola in January 2019. Read more

A guide to resuable water bottles
Sick and tired of buying plastic water bottles? This guide on reusable water bottles will help get you started on a more environmentally responsible path. Read more

Fanshawe's fashion program teaches sustainability to a new generation
The earth is warming up, and the clothes you're wearing are part of the reason. Read more

Nine ways to make your life more eco-friendly
Here are few simple ways you could make your life eco-friendlier and make your contribution to the climate change movement around the world. Read more

The importance of sustainability at Fanshawe
Did you know that according to a 2017 report from The Guardian, an average one million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute? Read more

Fanshawe earns Gold STARS
Fanshawe College's commitment to a green campus led them to gold. Read more

Sustainability Bulletin: Use your green power
As students and future leaders, we all need to do what we can to reduce our impact on climate change. Read more

5 ways to reduce your carbon footprint
Every individual has the power - and responsibility - to reduce their carbon footprint to prevent further climate change. Here are five tips to begin reducing your carbon footprint this summer. Read more

12 Days of Cleaning
London mayor Ed Holder visited Fanshawe on April 16 to launch a 12 Days of Cleaning campaign. Read more

Make the world a cleaner place with Textile Diversion Day
Textile Diversion Day gives students a chance to clean out their closets while helping the environment and the community. Read more

Giving and receiving during the FSU clothing swap
The annual Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) clothing swap returns this month. Read more

Fanshawe sustainability initiatives on campus
The sustainability duo, Ivan Walker and Amanda Whittingham, are the fix it, clean it, park it and green it people at Fanshawe. Walker has been the Senior Manager, Facilities Operations and Sustainability for five years and Amanda Whittingham has been the Sustainability Coordinator for two years. Read more

How start living with Zero Waste
Zero waste is a minimalist lifestyle of having as little waste as possible. Living zero waste won’t be an over night transformation. You can however, start making small steps to work your way all the way down to zero. Read more

Going places while going green: Environmentally friendly transportation
Automobiles account for a major portion of greenhouse gas and other pollutions released into the environment every day. It's therefore important if you commute regularly to look into methods of travel that reduce the carbon footprint caused by vehicles. Read more

Six ecofriendly alternatives for everyday objects
Canadians produce a shocking amount waste in year. According to a study in 2009 Canada produced 1712.99 pounds of garbage per citizen. You could produce 4.6 pounds of waste a day when roughly 1.5 pounds of that waste is compostable or recyclable. Read more

Six ways to be more ecofriendly as a student
Almost everyone knows the importance of being green. However, it can be hard to actively ecofriendly while you'íre busy with school. Read more

Composting helps more than it smells
Composting helps the environment: it is organic material that is used as organic fertilizer. Currently London does not have a green bin program because of its high costs. An average household would need to spend $35 per year on garbage pickup. Read more

Solar panels to be installed on campus buildings
Construction has begun on the installation of solar panels to the sides of buildings B, C, D, as well as Falcon House and Peregrine House residences. Read more

Sustainability Fair will teach students about living an earth-friendly lifestyle
As part of Canada's Waste Reduction Week, Fanshawe is hosting its own Sustainability Fair from Oct. 15 to 21. Read more

Fanshawe installed new solar-powered energy stations
This summer Fanshawe is introducing three solar-powered picnic tables and two solar-powered bench arches for students and staff to enjoy a free charge from the sun. Read more

Sustainability in Curitiba: A student perspective of sustainability
According to the Bruntland Report, 'Sustainability is meeting the needs of today without compromising the needs of the future generation'. During this semester, I had a chance to take part in a two-week exchange program to Brazil. Read more

Fanshawe pilot project: Removing some waste bins to improve diversion rate
Fanshawe's Facilities Operations and Sustainability Department will be conducting a pilot project in the 'D Building' throughout the upcoming weeks in an attempt to improve the College's diversion rate. Read more

Preserving the Environment in London
Love nature? Want to give back to the environment? Then try getting involved with one of these pro-active environmental groups in the London-Middlesex area to promote going green. Read more

Exploring the Forest City is as Easy as a Walk in the Park
London is known as the Forest city, and as such, has a multitude of parks to explore. The outdoors is a priceless commodity for the community and can be enjoyed at the many parks throughout the city. Read more

The Secret Life of Trees
They are the omniscient spectator to the happenings of the outside world, gentle giants of green and brown whose colours change only to the tune of the crisp fall air serving as a reminder to grab that pumpkin spice latte. Read more

Eco-friendly tips and tricks while you're out and about
Taking the initiative to renew, reuse, and recycle is a focal point of Canadian culture. There are steps businesses and customers can take to create an environmentally friendly society. Read more

Don't Make a Fashion Faux-Pas: Shop environmentally friendly
In the world of fashion, the biggest faux-pas is the impact it has on the environment. According to an article by ecowatch.com, the fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry worldwide next to oil. Read more

Fanshawe's Live Chic partners with H&M to reduce clothing waste
Live Chic has partnered with H&M to take part in an environmental campaign that rewards those who get involved with the project. Read more

Recycling and reusing outfits during FSU's clothing swap
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is back again helping students find new outfits while being environmentally conscious with a clothing swap on Oct. 17. Read more

Save money while saving the environment
Fanshawe's student council has made some big waves this year and among them is a renewed focus on sustainability. As a result Fanshawe will be holding an Environmental Week spearheaded by the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) VP Internal Affairs, Kevin Kaisar. Read more

Neighbours: Plants Growing
With a community garden, your plants will now have next-door neighbours. Community gardens are designated areas that were set up in London approximately 20 years ago for people without the space required to grow their own plants. Read more

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Make London a real Forest City
The irony of living in a city called the Forest City when its tree population is less than what is deemed a healthy amount for a city is just sad. Read more

Is Fanshawe doing its part to remain eco-friendly?
Sustainability has long been a priority for Fanshawe, a move reflected by its decision to join the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in 2012 Read more

Composting for Dummies
You may know compost as the brown, earthy material that is used for cultivating gardens, but did you know that as an organic material it has the power to impact recycling and substantially reduce waste? Read more

Pin down that bin knowledge
Many students living away from home choose to recycle, but how many of them are doing it right? Each household should have two large blue bins, one designated for paper products and the other for containers. Read more

Change is in the details: Return of the Rs
The only way to maintain a sustainable life on Earth is to consistently keep up with positive actions. With consistency being the keyword, it's harder to keep up with big, bold actions so why not take baby steps? Read more

Sustainable Joes: Rethinking sustainability
On Tuesday, March 28 in Forwell Hall, Stephen Szucs will be answering questions and talking about his documentary Sustainable Joes - The Time is Now. This will be a free event for all students. Read more

Circular economy
During a small discussion in a class I found out that I wasn't the only one interested in new economic models that could make a difference in the world. Read more

Collaborative efforts made with First Nations communities and environmental experts
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) held a symposium with environmental experts on March 21 and 22, in an effort to bring more awareness and address concerns the First Nations community has in terms of the environment. Read more

Fanshawe professor helping make the college and Earth a better place
Tom Davis a professor in the Donald J. School of Building and Technology can be considered an environmental pioneer with an impressive resume that makes it easy to see just how much he cares for the environment, sustainability and climate change. Read more

New recycling program puts butts to good use
Fanshawe is one of the first schools in Southwestern Ontario to recycle cigarette butts from its campus. Read more

Local vintage boutique pairs fashion with activism
Filthy Rebena Vintage, a boutique thrift store located in the heart of downtown London, is hosting a Voguabond clothing swap on Nov. 26 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Read more

Fanshawe boutique partners with H&M to end fashion waste
Fanshawe's fashion merchandising program partnered with H&M to help reduce the amount of clothing going into landfills. Read more

Fanshawe shows its commitment to green transportation with a new bike share program
Carlie Forsythe, president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU), has headed a new initiative to bring a bike share program to our college, called FSU Bikes. Read more

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