Our student union at Ryerson University made environmental initiatives a top priority this year and, as students, we love that. But we were curious to know what environmental advocacy was taking place on other campuses across Canada.
In fall 2008, David Suzuki went across the country visiting different universities telling students why they need to get active for sustainability now. So, we asked the questions: what are student unions doing for major provincial environmental issues, as well as for their campuses?
After contacting one college or university from every province and territory, we found that most student unions take on micro-local environmental initiatives rather than provincial ones.