Tag: sustainability

Food in the ground

Food in the ground

LUSU Sustainability’s summer garden initiative By Alicia Alves Staff Writer Do you know what food looks like before it hits the supermarket shelves? The problem with being detached from food production means that the knowledge associated with that food production has become lost or dismissed. Learning gardening skills and revisiting information about the local food [...]

March 19, 2014
Dumpster-diving: Recycling Plus?

Dumpster-diving: Recycling Plus?

Emese Boyko Arts and Culture Editor Dumpster diving, or “skipping” in the U.K., is the act of picking through garbage for salvageable items.  Previously thought of in the Western world as something done only by those in need, it is gaining popularity among urban youth. More prevalent in larger cities, “hipster dumpster diving” is generally [...]

January 29, 2014

From the throne of Doomsday Editor: Some scary trends in the world today

World population The world’s population is growing at an exponential rate.  There are currently seven billion people in the world, and the number is growing every second.  This means that at one point or another, land space and resources will run out. Fears of pollution, water, and food shortages are everywhere, yet people continue to [...]

November 20, 2013

Are you sustainable?

A preview of the Apocalypse Dinner Series By Alicia Alves Staff Writer If the industrial food system collapsed, would you be able to survive? The Apocalypse Dinner Series, put on by Sustainability, aims to teach you how you could survive without that system. The Apocalypse Dinner Series is comprised of three events: “Snack Attack!” on [...]

November 6, 2013

Eat local, buy local

Campus Market brings fresh, local produce to Lakehead By Alicia Alves Staff Writer “We are all living on this campus together. It’s like a small city; it has everything a city has, but it’s just smaller. Let’s celebrate that,” Jody Mitchell, Sustainability Director, says about the Campus Market’s role at Lakehead. The Campus Market, held [...]

September 18, 2013

Introducing Student Centres

GIC, Pride, AAC, MCC, Sustainability and Food bank – at your service! By Alicia Alves There are several centres on campus that aim to help students. These centres — Gender Issues Centre, Pride Central, the Aboriginal Awareness Centre, the Multi-Cultural Centre, Sustainability, and the Food Bank – are run for students by students and offers [...]

September 11, 2013

The Campus Market: quality craftsmanship and local goodness

Featuring local artisans, food producers, and student artists By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer Every Wednesday in the Study from 10 am until 4 pm, tables laden with handcrafted goods, local foods and teas are on display for the student body to peruse and purchase. A large sign board, made from recycled materials and hand painted [...]

February 6, 2013
University’s green-minded gather, brainstorm better campus

University’s green-minded gather, brainstorm better campus

By Erin Collins News Editor Lakehead is brimming with green ideas, as proved last Monday in the Study. In an attempt to unite the environmentally-minded on campus and engage all in fluid discussion, LUSU Sustainability Initiative Co-Commissioners Ian Kaufman and Megan Clarkinvited members of the university community to sit down and share efforts and ideas [...]

November 28, 2012

Upcoming environmental discussion to engage and green up campus

By Ellen Stevens Staff Writer On Monday, November 19, 2012, Lakehead University will host an environmental discussion, focused oncreating more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices here on campus. The event will take place in the Study from 7-10 p.m. All are invited and free pizza will be provided. According to Megan Clark, Co-Commissioner of the [...]

November 20, 2012
Thunder Bay’s Squash Queen

Thunder Bay’s Squash Queen

The booth at the Thunder Bay Country Market where Shannon Venlenthe, the Squash Queen, sells her produce was located outside in brutally windy, cold weather. Well-bundled up, Venlenthe seemed accustomed to braving the impending elements of northwestern Ontario fall turning to winter.

November 28, 2011
Shake the Hand that Feeds You

Shake the Hand that Feeds You

Lakehead students came out to educate one another about the value of our local food network on Wednesday. Students from Dr. Scott Pound’s “Food, Writing, and the Community” class organized Shake the Hand that Feeds You – a showcase of local agriculture.

November 21, 2011
Will Walmart Save The World?

Will Walmart Save The World?

“I’ve been an environmentalist for over two decades,” Andrew Telfer tells me. “Back then we used to call it sustainable development, but people didn’t like the word development – the growth aspect of the word – so they changed it to just plain ‘sustainability.’ But I really like the term ‘sustainable development.’ We don’t live in a zero-growth world; the world economy is based on growth.”

November 21, 2011
Aramark taking steps to help students eat local

Aramark taking steps to help students eat local

How easy is it to eat locally in Thunder Bay? According to Nick Buragina from Aramark Campus Services, the university’s chief supplier of food, Aramark does its best to make local food available on campus. But it’s not easy.

November 14, 2011
Sustainable shopping

Sustainable shopping

Last Wednesday, the first Lakehead Campus Market took place in the Agora. The market is one of the projects that new Sustainability Commissioner, Ian Kaufman, has started up.

September 26, 2011

Letters to the editor: Argus wrong on sustainaiblity

Letters to the editor, September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011
Camosun students fuelling up on cooking oil

Camosun students fuelling up on cooking oil

Camosun College will soon be using biodiesel from cafeteria cooking oil waste, thanks to some students in the environmental technology program.

September 12, 2011

Save your change and buy some pop

Back in 2007, students at the newly-formed Sustainability Initiative succeeded at passing a referendum that granted $18,000 per year to its operations via a $3.00 fee tacked on to every student’s LUSU membership dues.

September 12, 2011
Lakehead to cap bottled water sales?

Lakehead to cap bottled water sales?

Just a few months after reversing its infamous prohibition of wireless internet, Lakehead may be wading into another controversial ban – this time on the sale of bottled water on campus. An online survey conducted between February 28th and March 10th asked students, faculty, and other employees if they were in favour of the ban. Nearly five thousand responded, with about 59% voting yes.

March 21, 2011
You Should Know: The lowdown on bottled water

You Should Know: The lowdown on bottled water

With the sale of bottled water in limbo on Lakehead campus, the Argus thought it would be appropriate to look into the facts of the beverage’s consumption in Canada.

March 21, 2011

The real path to sustainability

The survival of the human race and our earth are at a crossroads. Increasing human consumption is unnecessarily diminishing our supply of natural resources and harming the environment. While it would be convenient to blame consumers or corporations for harming the environment, the truth is that there is no one to blame.

March 14, 2011