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“In seventeen years of teaching at the University of Ottawa, I have found that a majority of students are optimistic … This year, students were unanimous in their despair. Climate inaction was on their mind … Students could not come up with any solution that they believed would get us off our disastrous track,” writes professor Thomas Boogaart of the University of Ottawa’s department of history.

Sustainability has become one of the hottest topics in all spheres of life, and the corporate world is no different. Some companies are frontrunners in sustainable development, but dishonesty and deceit regarding green initiatives — greenwashing — is a common issue.

While we all know that recycling, taking public transit, and limiting our consumption of animal products can all help reduce our environmental footprints, you can also take steps in the bedroom to make your sex life a little greener.

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Thanks to the tireless work of student activists, the University of Ottawa became the first university in Ontario to put a complete and immediate stop to the sale of bottled water on its campuses in 2010.

CANADA’S GREENEST HOME will be built this summer in Peterborough, Ont. The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit organization aimed at educating students in construction and design, plans on building the home during their five-month program of this year, making it their ninth sustainable project. Chris Magwood, executive director of the Endeavour Centre, said the aim of …

RESIDENTS OF WESTBORO will have access to bicycles with the purchase of a membership starting May 2012 with the launch of Right Bike, a bike-share program run by the Causeway Work Centre. The centre put the program together with help from the community, local businesses, the City of Ottawa, and Earth Day Canada, an environmental …