Recap: SUSTAINABILITY WEEK Oct 19-23

The air was crisp, the leaves were falling, and the JDUC was adorned with a lovely Sustainability Week banner. The week was filled with lots of interesting, fun projects and events, covering many different aspects of environmentalism. 

(Photo Credit: Aaron Ball - Sustainability Office) 

(Photo Credit: Aaron Ball - Sustainability Office) 

These are some of the photo highlights from the week! Did you manage to get some free clothes from the Earth Centre's Clothing Swap?

If not, the Room of Requirement is hosting a Halloween Costume Exchange on Oct 28-29th! Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/416561731882714/

Check out the Earth Centre's FB page https://www.facebook.com/TheEarthCentre/ (Photo Credit: Studio Q)

Check out the Earth Centre's FB page https://www.facebook.com/TheEarthCentre/ (Photo Credit: Studio Q)

One of my favourite parts of Sustainability Week was going on the Wolfe Island Wind Farm tour! 

A beautiful wind turbine from the Wolfe Island Wind Farm (Photo Credit: Diana Yoon)

A beautiful wind turbine from the Wolfe Island Wind Farm (Photo Credit: Diana Yoon)

This is ONE blade of the wind turbine!! Did you know that they were this enormous? That blows me away (haha ok wind puns....)

This is ONE blade of the wind turbine!! Did you know that they were this enormous? That blows me away (haha ok wind puns....)

 Wednesday was an exciting day (like every day!) of Sustainability Week! The Alt Transportation Hub was a great attraction! Thanks to all who came out (despite the not so lovely weather!)  

SMASH CAR CULTURE! (Photo Credit: Sustainability Office) 

SMASH CAR CULTURE! (Photo Credit: Sustainability Office) 

Oxfam's OXJAM was absolutely incredible! As part of Queen's Sustainability Week 2015, this celebration of local music for a global cause raised money for Oxfam's Emergency Response Fund. Oxfam acknowledges that poverty, gender, and climate-related disasters are all intertwined. The Emergency Response Fund enables people affected by an emergency to get back on their feet, while also supporting community resilience and disaster preparedness to reduce future vulnerabilities. 

On Friday, Oct 23rd, an amazing group of Conservation Queen's and other Queen's students went to tour the Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS). Looks like they had an awesome time! QUBS is beautiful and does amazing work in conservation and environmental education. 

So that's a wrap! But the end of Sustainability Week absolutely does not mean that sustainability at Queen's is over! If anything, this should be the momentous push that drives environmentalism for the rest of the year! There are so many opportunities to contribute to sustainability at Queen's, and this week was a collaborative effort of so many students and organizations doing amazing environmental work on campus and in the community. 

We hope that you continue to use this website to stay updated on environmental events and projects at Queen's and in Kingston! There's so much to get involved with! There's so many aspects of sustainability that could be improved right here at Queen's - and YOU CAN HELP! Hope you're all as excited about the end of sustainability week and the beginning of more environmental events to come! 

Thanks for reading! - Diana