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Since the 1970s, recycling has been touted as one of the main solutions to waste accumulation and climate change. However, waste production in Canada has continued to grow year after year. As a resident of the City of Ottawa and a member of the Ottawa community, it is often difficult to determine the impact of one's waste sorting from a broader perspective. [French Only]
The University of Ottawa is following through on commitments to making environmental sustainability a core tenet of its long-term investment portfolio strategy by announcing that it will divest all its direct equity fossil fuel holdings by 2023 and all indirect holdings by 2030.
“We’re very excited to launch this new research chair. This will strengthen uOttawa’s ability to influence economic policies that deliver real-world solutions to the challenge of transitioning to a low-carbon economy,” says uOttawa president Jacques Frémont.
A student-led initiative has recently brought back accessible and sustainable menstrual products to campus at the University of Ottawa.
Students at the University of Ottawa have taken a group project beyond the classroom. They're working to provide menstrual products in all campus bathrooms, and All in a Day heard from two group members about why access to sustainable products is important to them.
Telfer alumna Chantal Butler (BCom ’94) believes there is a momentum in the food retail sector for driving sustainable actions within supply chains. Chantal is Vice President Sales and General Manager of Loblaw Business at Weston Foods.
April 22, Earth Day, is an important reminder that our planet needs us to fight for it, that day and every other. That’s why the University is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and determined to integrate climate action into our programs, research and operations.
On Earth Day, Faculty of Medicine’s planetary health director urges turning eco-anxiety into action. The University of Ottawa, represented by President and Vice-Chancellor Jacques Frémont, recently joined leaders of 57 other universities from around the world to release a joint statement calling for accelerated action for a more sustainable world.
Although fewer people are making their way to and around campus in person these days, sustainable transportation remains a priority for the University of Ottawa. Here are a few initiatives that the University’s Facilities team has implemented to help keep campus green and clean.
Each year on Earth Day, we are encouraged to take a moment to think about the impact we have on the environment, and how we may act to lessen this. This sentiment is exactly what motivates a group of Faculty of Science researchers at the University of Ottawa, and their partners at Dairy Distillery, as they seek to convert a waste product generated during alcohol fermentation into a novel, green, fertilizer.
Anyone who has ever wandered through the STEM Complex will agree that it is designed for the 21st century. Not only is it a playground for engineers, physicists, and entrepreneurs alike, but also, in addition to being uOttawa’s largest and newest facility, the STEM Complex is now LEED Gold certified, meaning that we can officially call it an eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable building.
As a research-intensive institution of higher learning, the University of Ottawa has a crucial role to play in the fight against climate change. Each year, uOttawa implements significant measures to take action on this global challenge.