The University of Ottawa’s Club du droit de la Terre (Environmental Law Club) has been making active changes on campus as of late. They recently started a faculty campaign to ban the use of throwaway cutlery and plates, and instead opt for reusable, biodegradable replacements.
Marie-Pierre Boudreau, a third-year civil law student at the U of O and current president of Le Club du droit de la Terre, was inspired to join the club after meeting its founder, Frederique Grenier, in 2014.
“I always wanted to do something about the environmental crisis, so when I understood with law you could do that and force governments to act on those issues, I chose that,” Boudreau said.
The campaign started with the initiative to do away with plastic cutlery and plates for faculty events. To encourage this transition, they placed recycling and compost bins in the Fauteux building during these events. read more >>