Going Green

By now you should know that StFX is reconfirming its commitment to sustainability and have started several initiatives to inspire students as well!

Sunday night, StFX turned Meal Hall and Xavier Hall green to kick off the official Sustainability Week and it was captured by our own Snapchat Geofilter (which is only available until Thursday)!

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Well, as you’ve noticed the StFX campus has gone extremely green these last few weeks, with it being Sustainability Month and all… But today is a day where the colour GREEN is really celebrated – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, March 17 marks the day in which we celebrate the death of Saint Patrick, a saint of Ireland. So I would have to say the majority of people don’t actually know a lot about St. Paddy’s Day and just claim it as a day of drinking. But actually, there are some pretty interesting facts about SPD that you may not know about:

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Sustainability Week 3

So it has officially been 2 weeks since the Sustainability Launch here on campus and we are rolling into week 3! There are still lots of sustainable activities going on around campus, like travel mug give-aways, free hot chocolate (if you bring your own mug), discounts for using a reusable mug when ordering a hot beverage on campus, and more!

There are even weekly contests in which you can be entered to win a $50 gift card! All you have to do is take a picture or video of you being sustainable, share on Instagram using #SustainableStFX or send it to us over Snapchat (StFX_University)! You can enter as many times as you want each week and $50 could be yours!! Here are some ideas to get you sustainable and enter the contest:

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International Women’s Week

Wednesday was International Women’s Day! And this week we are celebrating all the amazing accomplishments women have had throughout history. Because there are millions.

This year’s theme is “Creative Resistance” to particularly celebrate and explore “how women use the arts to fight back, stand up, form solidarity, and celebrate their stories.”

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Greener X

Well, StFX officially launched their Sustainability Campaign last Wednesday @ the PSC which kicked off a five-week campaign that will help make sustainability more visible on campus. There was a great turnout and we heard speeches from Dr. Kent MacDonald, Mikayla Henderson (President of the Environmental Society), and Andrew Beckett (Vice President, Finance and Administration). All three speakers had great points as to why being a sustainable campus and human in general is so important and can have a huge impact. You can read more on the launch here: https://www.stfx.ca/about/news/sustainability-launch.

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