THE CENTRE OF THE CAMPUS WILL BE TRANSFORMED FROM A PARKING LOT TO A NEW MULTI-USE SPACE. THIS SPACE WILL INCLUDE GREENERY AND AMENITIES. THE NEW SPACE WILL ALLOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA TO HAVE CONCERTS, PROTESTS, CONVOCATIONS, FAIRS AND SKATING RINKS.
EAT SUSTAINABILITY, DRINK SUSTAINABILITY The university’s latest big project is its new zero-waste dining hall. “We worked with Chartwells, our food service provider, and we went through a list of every single thing that possibly can produce waste, and we’ve eliminated it all,” explains Mr.
Rausseo. “We start in the back-of-house. The packaging and everything that’s coming in is recycled, or composted, or used in a different way. Then, front-ofhouse, we took away everything which produces waste. No takeaway containers, no disposable cups and straws. Everyone gets forks, knives, and plates, real cups,
condiments in real bottles, real salt-andpepper shakers. There’s one bin, for compost. Then the construction of the hall itself uses recovered wood and recycled materials. A project like this is important because it can inspire the rest of the campus. It’s a space which everyone uses every day, and it gives people pause and
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