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Interrobang articles on the topic of Green Initiatives

Fanshawe pilot project: Removing some waste bins to improve diversion rate
Fanshawe's Facilities Operations and Sustainability Department will be conducting a pilot project in the 'D Building' throughout the upcoming weeks in an attempt to improve the College's diversion rate. Read more

Preserving the Environment in London
Love nature? Want to give back to the environment? Then try getting involved with one of these pro-active environmental groups in the London-Middlesex area to promote going green. Read more

Exploring the Forest City is as Easy as a Walk in the Park
London is known as the Forest city, and as such, has a multitude of parks to explore. The outdoors is a priceless commodity for the community and can be enjoyed at the many parks throughout the city. Read more

The Secret Life of Trees
They are the omniscient spectator to the happenings of the outside world, gentle giants of green and brown whose colours change only to the tune of the crisp fall air serving as a reminder to grab that pumpkin spice latte. Read more

Eco-friendly tips and tricks while you're out and about
Taking the initiative to renew, reuse, and recycle is a focal point of Canadian culture. There are steps businesses and customers can take to create an environmentally friendly society. Read more

Don't Make a Fashion Faux-Pas: Shop environmentally friendly
In the world of fashion, the biggest faux-pas is the impact it has on the environment. According to an article by, the fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry worldwide next to oil. Read more

Fanshawe's Live Chic partners with H&M to reduce clothing waste
Live Chic has partnered with H&M to take part in an environmental campaign that rewards those who get involved with the project. Read more

Recycling and reusing outfits during FSU's clothing swap
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is back again helping students find new outfits while being environmentally conscious with a clothing swap on Oct. 17. Read more

Save money while saving the environment
Fanshawe's student council has made some big waves this year and among them is a renewed focus on sustainability. As a result Fanshawe will be holding an Environmental Week spearheaded by the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) VP Internal Affairs, Kevin Kaisar. Read more

Neighbours: Plants Growing
With a community garden, your plants will now have next-door neighbours. Community gardens are designated areas that were set up in London approximately 20 years ago for people without the space required to grow their own plants. Read more


Make London a real Forest City
The irony of living in a city called the Forest City when its tree population is less than what is deemed a healthy amount for a city is just sad. Read more

Is Fanshawe doing its part to remain eco-friendly?
Sustainability has long been a priority for Fanshawe, a move reflected by its decision to join the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in 2012 Read more

Composting for Dummies
You may know compost as the brown, earthy material that is used for cultivating gardens, but did you know that as an organic material it has the power to impact recycling and substantially reduce waste? Read more

Pin down that bin knowledge
Many students living away from home choose to recycle, but how many of them are doing it right? Each household should have two large blue bins, one designated for paper products and the other for containers. Read more

Change is in the details: Return of the Rs
The only way to maintain a sustainable life on Earth is to consistently keep up with positive actions. With consistency being the keyword, it's harder to keep up with big, bold actions so why not take baby steps? Read more

Sustainable Joes: Rethinking sustainability
On Tuesday, March 28 in Forwell Hall, Stephen Szucs will be answering questions and talking about his documentary Sustainable Joes - The Time is Now. This will be a free event for all students. Read more

Circular economy
During a small discussion in a class I found out that I wasn't the only one interested in new economic models that could make a difference in the world. Read more

Collaborative efforts made with First Nations communities and environmental experts
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) held a symposium with environmental experts on March 21 and 22, in an effort to bring more awareness and address concerns the First Nations community has in terms of the environment. Read more

Fanshawe professor helping make the college and Earth a better place
Tom Davis a professor in the Donald J. School of Building and Technology can be considered an environmental pioneer with an impressive resume that makes it easy to see just how much he cares for the environment, sustainability and climate change. Read more

New recycling program puts butts to good use
Fanshawe is one of the first schools in Southwestern Ontario to recycle cigarette butts from its campus. Read more

Local vintage boutique pairs fashion with activism
Filthy Rebena Vintage, a boutique thrift store located in the heart of downtown London, is hosting a Voguabond clothing swap on Nov. 26 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Read more

Fanshawe boutique partners with H&M to end fashion waste
Fanshawe's fashion merchandising program partnered with H&M to help reduce the amount of clothing going into landfills. Read more

Fanshawe shows its commitment to green transportation with a new bike share program
Carlie Forsythe, president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU), has headed a new initiative to bring a bike share program to our college, called FSU Bikes. Read more
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