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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.