WLU urging students to live more sustainably on campus

August 21, 2018

Staff and faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University are redoubling their efforts to get students to live more sustainably in preparation for the beginning of the 2018 Fall semester, reports CBC. Officials at the school note that one of the biggest sustainability issues lies in making wasteful decisions. An annual waste audit performed by the school in March 2018 found that plastic takeout containers and coffee cups were among the highest on the list of contaminants. Another major culprit was food waste. Lazaridis School of Business marketing professor Kalyani Menon says that for the most part, students are invested in sustainability on paper, but that the real challenge is in closing the gap between their concerns and their habits. CBC