Sustainability

Going Green ReportUWindsor environmental advocate Paul Henshaw and Josh Psavka celebrate the installation of a Fixit station in front of Essex Hall.

UWindsor among Ontario Universities committed to going greener

From bans on the sale of bottled water to organic campus farms and bike repair stations, Ontario universities are proving their strong commitment to shrinking their environmental footprint, concludes the Council of Ontario Universities’ (COU) annual Going Greener report.

The report, now in its sixth year, illustrates how universities in Ontario are becoming more sustainable in their operations and policies surrounding food sustainability, conservation efforts, and the creation of partnerships that are building a greener community.   

Green scene: The solar bench—which uses the sun’s rays to charge electronics—frames a recycling station, a bicycle rack and the Stewart Moore Carolinian Garden to point up the University of Windsor’s commitment to environmental responsibility.Green scene: The solar bench—which uses the sun’s rays to charge electronics—frames a recycling station, a bicycle rack and the Stewart Moore Carolinian Garden to point up the University of Windsor’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

UWindsor named among greenest universities in North America

UWindsor was among five Canadian universities ranked among the greenest in North america.

Artist’s rendering depicts the Welcome CentreArtist’s rendering depicts the Welcome Centre, slated for completion by summer 2015.

Builders commit to making Welcome Centre green

While the University of Windsor will not pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the Welcome Centre now under construction on the northeast corner of Patricia and Wyandotte, the building will feature enough environmental measures that certification is possible.

The environmentally sustainable plans include: