Nation-Wide Carbon Pricing Will Be Implemented by the End of the Year

The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change was developed in 2016 to formulate a plan to curb carbon emissions in Canada with input from Indigenous groups. The framework was agreed to by most of the provinces and territories and the Government of Canada approved it in December of 2016. The main component of... Continue Reading

KPU’s Stern Smoke-Free Policy Might Just Be What Students Need to Quit

Kwantlen Polytechnic University became smoke-free on Jan. 21, with the announcement being made via email to students and faculty at the end of Sept. 2017. Other post-secondary institutions in Canada have also made the switch to smoke-free campuses, with more than 10 boasting 100 per cent smoke-free policies, including Emily Carr College of Art and... Continue Reading

The Site C Dam Should Not be Tolerated

A decision has finally been made about the controversial Site C Dam. The current premier of B.C., John Horgan, announced on Dec. 11 that the project will be going forward. The Site C Dam received its name as the third site for a major provincial dam—the first site being for the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and... Continue Reading

Waste Audit of Langley Campus Shows How KPU Sorts its Garbage

Every year, students in the KPU Environmental Protection Technology program’s “Solid Waste Management” class complete a waste audit of the Langley campus. Waste audits involve the collection, analysis, and categorization of waste streams. The 11 students in the class conducted the audit on Oct. 19—a low-traffic day for KPU campuses. Before the audit, the university’s... Continue Reading

KPU Wins Environmental Leadership Award

The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce celebrated KPU for its commitment to sustainability In recognition of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s tireless effort to go green, the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce granted the university a Business Excellence Award in the category of environmental leadership. KPU remains dedicated to environmentalism, exemplified by the fact that it was... Continue Reading