The one thing Louise Walker doesn’t want to sell you at the Campus Store is a reusable cloth bag.
“The best bag to use is one you already own,” says the sales floor manager, who was part of leading a decision at the Campus Store to eliminate single-use plastic bags and encourage customers to bring their own bag, reuse a donated plastic bag or, as a last option, purchase a branded Campus Store tote.
Want to do something about climate change? Mac has a course for that.
Actually, five courses. The Sustainable Future program is open to all McMaster undergraduates enrolled in any faculty. Students learn about sustainability, work with community champions, and help to implement real-world solutions.
In support of 100in1day Hamilton, the Academic Sustainability Programs Office is collaborating with The Solitary Bee Project, Facility Services, Nature at McMaster, Engineers Without Borders, and OPIRG to design, construct, and fill 50 solitary bee houses, which will then be positioned across campus to house bees and support future students’ experiential learning.
Imagine working on a great class project that helps the environment – and then winning a $5,000 award for your work. That’s what happened to Alicia Giannetti and Amber van Druten.
A unique student award has been established at McMaster University to recognize innovative solutions to complex sustainability challenges.