Welcome to West Park’s environmental blog! Explore how West Park is striving for excellence in environmental sustainability, and read our tips and tricks for forming green habits in your everyday life! Get ready to join us on the Greener Side…

Reflecting on Canada’s water quality for World Rivers Day

Clara Phillips September 23, 2022 On September 25 we celebrate World Rivers Day. This global celebration of our planet’s rivers stemmed from the success of BC Rivers Day, founded by Mark Angelo in western Canada in 1980. The first World Rivers Day was celebrated in 2005 among twelve countries and has since grown with several… More

West Park’s flourishing Gardening Club is growing its own food

Michelle Rowe-Jardine September 21, 2022 For anyone who has visited the rooftop patio this summer, patients, family members, staff, and bumblebees have been treated to a gorgeous splash of nature right here at the hospital. The patio is thriving with vibrant greenery and flowers – and even watermelons! It has been the perfect backdrop to… More

Choose to Refuse During Plastic Free July

Clara Phillips July 12 2022 This July, join the millions around the world striving to reduce single-use plastic waste. Plastic Free July is an international movement that began in 2011, and provides resources and ideas for becoming part of the solution to plastic pollution. Plastic Free July encourages sustainable habits and challenges you to reduce… More

Busting Myths for World Environment Day

June 6 2022 Clara Phillips In celebration of World Environment Day on June 5 2022, we present Myth Busters: Environment Edition, where we tackle some common misconceptions surrounding every-day work activities that have an environmental impact. Distinguishing fact from fiction is often an unavoidable battle as we are constantly exposed to content from social media… More

May the wheels be with you: May is National Bike Month!

May 6, 2022 Clara Phillips Come along for the ride this May as we celebrate Bike Month 2022! Dedicate this month to riding your bike as much as you can, and enjoy the many benefits that cycling offers for your health and for the environment. Whether you are a new, learning, or experienced rider, there… More

Community Clean Up for Earth Day

In honour of Earth Day (April 22) West Park staff members teamed up with York Humber High School on Monday to clean up our community. Our West Park team began at the back of the Ruddy Building and worked their way down Emmett Avenue toward Eglinton Avenue, diligently filling large garbage bags full of trash… More

Earth Hour 2022

Michelle Rowe-Jardine March 25, 2022 Saturday, March 26th 2022, marks the 15th annual Earth Hour, where people from 190 countries turn out their lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. to call attention to climate change and the need to protect nature. Visit earthhour.org to find virtual events and ideas for how to spend #EarthHour !

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