environment

U of O environmental standards rank second in Canada The UI Green Metric World University Ranking recently placed the University of Ottawa at centre-stage among high-ranking institutions across the globe, naming it the second most environmentally sustainable university in Canada. The University of Ottawa placed 27th worldwide, below only one other Canadian institution—Université de Sherbrooke …

Removing cars and increasing other options can only improve downtown Many major cities struggle to find a balance between moving both cars and pedestrians around, including in Ottawa where it has been long debated whether it would be best for Sparks Street to reintroduce access for vehicles. However, not only should Sparks Street stay car …

This past week members of Canada’s three major political parties gathered in the Faculty of Social Sciences building at the University of Ottawa to discuss how environmental sustainability can be reconciled with political interests and economic realities in Canada. The discussion was part of a series of iVote events at the U of O.

The University of Ottawa’s Office of Campus Sustainability hosted a public screening of the documentary Trashed on March 6.  Featuring Jeremy Irons, the documentary is not quite as entertaining as his famous voice role as Scar in The Lion King, but it does bring an important and terrifying issue to light. The documentary tells the …

It’s so great to see the administration actually doing something about making learning a more positive and environmentally responsible experience. No one is just idly sitting by bragging about a green wall in one building alone, or comforting themselves that the campus was ranked as the most sustainable in Canada.

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