King's ECO Initiative
Welcome to the King's Green page, a space devoted to the ecological issues on campus and the efforts that King's is making to protect and preserve our environment.
To participate in any future events or if you have any eco-friendly ideas, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green power of another kind is makings an appearance at King’s – horsepower. You may have noticed a new Aboutown bus on campus. This vehicle is a collaboration with Aboutown and supported by Brescia. Both the smaller size of the bus and its and use of propane help reduce the environmental impact.
With the addition of solar panels to the roof of the Wemple building, King's is now produciong some of its own electricity. Check out the King's SolarVu portal to monitor how much electricity the solar panels are producing and the savings!
Earth Day Countdown
- May 18, 2012 - 2nd Annual Plant Sale
11:30am - 1:30pm in front of Dante Lenardon Hall
Back by popular demand, the Green Team Plant Sale will take place this May, just in time for the Victoria Day Long weekend!
Join us from 11:30 am - 1:30pm in front of the Dante Lenardon Hall on Friday May 18 for the 2nd Annual Green King's Plant Sale! All proceeds will benefit the King's Tree Fund, as we work towards our phase 2 planting in September with ReForest London.
Donations of plants & gardening materials are being accepted May 14 - 17 - just drop off your plants at the South Garage, located behind the Cardinal Carter Library or email us at email@example.com to make alternate arrangements.
- Friday, April 20 - City of London 20 Minute Makeover
Thanks to all who joined us for the City of London's 20 Minute Makeover!
- KUCSC Tree Planting Event - Friday, April 13, 2012
Thanks to all who came out to plant trees & shrubs with us on Friday, April 13. Our event was a great success!
With the funds raised by the Green King's Tree Fund (and matched by ReForest London) we will be planting approximately 85 trees & shrubs to naturalize the area just behind the Wemple garage, on the hill leading down to the townhouses. We are very proud of this achievement, and hope you can join us!
Planting begins @ 11:00 am on Friday, April 13
- meet in front of the Wemple Garage. We will plant rain or shine, so please bring your boots and a coat if it looks like it might rain! ReForest London will provide shovels, gloves, and all the supplies we need.
At 12:30, please join us for a Charity BBQ to celebrate the 1st planting and the generous contributions of our biggest funders, KUCSC. For just $6.00/person, enjoy a hamburger (or veggie burger)/hotdog, chips & pop! Aramark has also generously donated a cake to help us celebrate!
All proceeds raised at the BBQ will be donated to the Tree Fund to help us fund the 2nd phase planting which will be held in September 2012.
- Green Team featured in the media!
The tree planting activities of the Green Team were featured on 106.9 CIXX FM and received media coverage from the London Intercommunity News! Check out our mini-feature on the King's news page here: http://www.kings.uwo.ca/about-kings/news-room/green-team-in-media/
- ReForest London Million Tree Challenge - PRESALE EVENT!
Please complete the following online form by Sunday April 8 to pre-order trees for our upcoming Million Tree Challenge tree sale with ReForest London:
Tree PreSale Pickup date: Friday, April 13
1 gallon pot (1-3 feet tall): $12
2 or 3 gallon pot (3-6 feet tall): $25
Payment is by cash or cheque only, at the time of tree pickup. The trees are sold at cost, and no profit is being made by ReForest London.
Trees can be picked up on Friday, April 13 at King's University College from 12:30-2:00pm (parking lot west of Wemple Hall) and Elborn College from 2:30-3:30pm (by the traffic circle).
Pre-ordered trees are only available during the time of this sale. Unclaimed trees will be sold at a future ReForest London tree sale event.
To fill out the form, please click on the link at the top of this notice: Under each species of tree(s) that you wish to pre-order, indicate the quantity of each size that you would like by clicking in the corresponding circle on the form. Size availability depends on the supply at local tree farms. Using this form, you can pre-order 1 to 5 trees of each species and size.
For more than 5 trees of a particular size and species, please contact Elaine van Tol, ReForest London Project Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-936-9548 ext.226.
Thank you for becoming "one in a million" in London's Million Tree Challenge! (www.milliontrees.ca)
March 27, 28 & 29 2012 - LED Bulb Energy Awareness Booth
The Green Team is pleased to announce that the winner of the LED Prize Pack is Erin Gamble, KUCSC's VP Events! Erin participated in the Green Team's $2 Raffle to win the Philips LED Light Bulb at last week's Energy Awareness Booth in the cafeteria. Congratulations Erin!
Green Team on Fanshawe College Radio - 106.9 FM
Our Energy Awareness Campaign was featured on 106.9FM, the Fanshawe College Student radio station! Click here to listen to the interview with Sarah Morrison, Green Team Chair!
February 28, 2012 - Dialogue & Action for Earth Summit 2012
King's Political Science Club and KUCSC will be hosting a very exciting and timely event on sustainability, the environment, green economy and equity, "Dialogue and Action for Earth Summit 2012." King's is one of only 18 stops in this cross national tour organized by We Canada, a nation-wide non-profit social movement for Canadian leadership in sustainable development at the Earth Summit 2012. Learn more about the We Canada guest speakers here.
February 6 - 9, 2012 - Ugly Sweater Day & Facebook Competition
The Green Team is pleased to announce the winners in the first annual Ugly Sweater Contest! This event attracted lots of attention from students, staff and faculty and we are thankful to all who participated in celebrating National Sweater Day and raising awareness about energy conservation and World Wildlife Fund initiatives.
Thanks to the generosity of the KUCSC Pro Shop and Aramark, our winners are the lucky recipients of Sweater Prize Packs to replace these ugly beauties with something from King’s!
For more information on the World Wildlife Fund's National Sweater day, visit www.sweaterday.ca.
October 21, 2011 - The Fall Campus Green-Up
Thanks for joining the Green Team on Friday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. for the 3rd annual Fall Campus Green-Up!
2011 UWO Green Awards
Congratulations to our Green King's Chair, Sarah Morrison, for earning an Honourable Mention at this year's UWO Green Awards!
May 2011 - Spring Plant Sale
The Green Team is proud to present our first annual plant sale! To help support local plant life and sustainable gardening, the Green Team will sell perennial plants to members of the King's community. We raised over $300.00 for the Green King's Tree Fund.
April 2011 - Campus Green-Up!
Thank you to all who participated in the Spring Campus Green-Up in support of Earth Day!
October 21, 2010 - Campus Green-Up!
Thank you to all who participated in the 2nd annual October Campus Green-Up! The cleanup was a success, and many bags of trash and recyclables were recovered from areas around campus. Please visit our gallery to view the photos!