From September 30th to October 4th Queen’s University Sustainability Office hosted Sustainability Week 2018 with efforts by the AMS Social Issues Commission. This week featured various events that engaged with students providing opportunities to learn about environmental issues impacting our campus, the Kingston community and rest of the world. Overarching themes involved exploring, acting, conserving, eating and learning all about sustainable ways of living.

A highlight from the week included a keynote speaker this past Monday, Shalini Kantayya who talked about entrepreneurship, the economy, and what we can do to find solutions to today’s most prominent environmental issues.

We want to thank everyone who engaged in Sustainability Week 2018 and the Queen’s University Sustainability Office for hosting this inspiring and educational week. However, it’s important to remember that Sustainability Week is just 1 out of 52 weeks in the year. That’s 51 other weeks that are just as important to respect our environment and reflect on the importance of sustainability.

Are you an individual, club, organization or service seeking to provide financial assistance to student-run projects that increase campus energy efficiency, reduce waste and/or educate the Queen’s community on sustainability-related issues? Applications for the Sustainability Action Fund are due tomorrow, October 5th at 5:00pm. You can find the application form here: http://myams.org/grants-bursaries/

Queen’s University Sustainability Office: http://www.queensu.ca/sustainability

AMS Sustainability Services: http://myams.org/sustainability/