Archive | March, 2015

Discarded cigarette butts are a major source of environmental pollution. <br />Photo by Patricia Barrett<br />

London gets set to really clean up

Imagine picking up soggy cigarette butts people carelessly flick to the ground and making a tally of each one. Some Londoners make a habit of it. And they’re willing to collect and count more than just butts. Plastic bags, bottle caps, coffee cups and soda cans also form part of the fun. Each year, they participate in […]

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Pearl Hacks, which took place March 21-22, was a hackathon at University of North Carolina exclusively for women. <br /> Photo courtesy of Major League Hacking.

Hundreds hacking Western this weekend

  What would you say if you were told you had 36 hours to start and finish a software or hardware project? This weekend, about 300 people are going to do exactly that, at Hack Western, the first hackathon to take place at Western University. “We ended up getting a ton of people applying,” said […]

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Western Water Week is holding its last day of events Friday in the basement of the UCC. (Photo: Emily McWilliams)

Western water week winds down on campus

Water Week at Western is drying up. The annual three-day event hosted by EnviroWestern ends Friday.  Volunteers have been in the University Community Centre educating students about responsible water conservation through displays, games, and guest speakers. “The ultimate goal is to ultimately reach out to students and just get them thinking about the different aspects […]

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