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A Roller Coaster of Emotions

By: Katie Bristow – Student Sustainability Technician While travelling around the wetlands this spring, we came across an unusual sight. A Hooded Merganser was swimming around the lagoons with her ducklings. Upon closer inspection, the ducklings consisted of five Hooded Mergansers, and three (of what we thought at the time) Mallard Ducks! After a few […]

Learning Together!

By: Amber Schmucker, Noah Jones & Kaitlin Colbey The Office of Sustainability would like to welcome our newest co-op students Noah Jones and Kaitlin Colbey for the spring 2017 term! Noah and Kaitlin are both students in the new Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program at Niagara College. This program is available for students […]

Student Blog: Jon’s First Week

By: Jon Banninga – Student Sustainability Technician This week, starting Monday, I began working as the sustainability technician at the NOTL Campus with the office of sustainability, alongside Amber, Christine and Katie. Besides Monday, which was dedicated to generic training modules and seminars, this week has already begun with some major projects and a variety […]

Learning [Balti]MORE about Sustainability @ AASHE 2016

Attending AASHE 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland was an experience I will forever be grateful for. The passion and excitement that these people shared over the weekend was motivating, inspiring and unforgettable. Main topics ranged from waste management, to student engagement, to community outreach and back to strategies for a greener campus. Participants came from a […]

Adventures in the Niagara Glen

On Tuesday August 9, 2016, Margaret Pickles led a group students on a hike through Niagara Glen. Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised to see a full grown Turkey Vulture cooling down on the branches of a dead tree, pictured above. The Vulture didn’t seem bothered by the amount of people trafficking the paths and […]