One hour without power

By Anna McMillan Students raced to make the world a better place on March 25. People from MacEwan University, NAIT, and the University of Alberta raced across Edmonton to raise awareness for Earth Hour and environmental conservation. They took on mental and physical challenges linked to the primary pillar of sustainability, promoting Earth Hour (or…

Sustainable Office Building Coming to Downtown Edmonton

By Heather Gunn Featured Photo by Caleb Fox Across from the MacEwan City Centre campus in downtown Edmonton, there is a tall building made almost completely of glass that has been under construction for over a year. The building’s odd narrow shape has confused students and others who frequent the downtown area, many wondering if it…

Roberta Laurie: How we talk about sustainability matters

Sustainability is gaining popularity in recent years, but how we actually discuss sustainability as a society is not something that is given a lot of thought. Environmental issues are often an inherent part of everyday conversation, with little regard for the ways that diction can change the narrative. Roberta Laurie is a professor at MacEwan…

St. Patricks Day “Mac Jam” Event at MacEwan University

MacEwan University’s Office of Sustainability and Towers hosted an event on St. Patrick’s Day to promote green activities and help the MacEwan Food Bank. Freshlan and The Girl’s Club played at the event as students and volunteers biked and generated enough energy to keep the DJ equipment turned on. Green beer was also served at the event.

Beekeeping in the urban landscape

By Courtney Bettin MacEwan University’s beekeeping project builds buzz To combat the steady decline of bee populations, MacEwan University began an urban beekeeping project on campus last fall. Honey sales were set to take place throughout Dec., but the product was so popular that supplies lasted for only 23 minutes. We chatted with Kerstyn Lane…

Eating local in the downtown core

MacEwan University creates a culture of sustainability on campus By Anna McMillan Welcome to Pillars: the sustainability website that features stories for all walks of life. Here, we talk culture, economics, and environment. Because we’re based out of MacEwan University, we figured it would be fitting to launch our website with a story about how…