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Nipissing University.

North Bay, Ontario

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Landmark green achievement by students

A group of six students is living with low-flow showerheads, compact-fluorescent light bulbs, a programmable thermostat, and meters for gas, hydro and water in Nipissing's Ecovillage, which opened its doors in the fall of 2008. The brainchild of a first-year student, the project involves two units in the university's townhouse-style residence. For the 2007-2008 school year, the other townhouse acted as a control to collect baseline data for later comparisons. Students who participate in the project will offer seminars on what they learned about sustainable living.

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Most scenic natural areas to escape those lecture-hall blues

Nestled within 291 hectares of Canadian Shield forest, Nipissing has no shortage of natural escapes. The extensive Campus Trail System provides 20 kilometres of hiking, biking and skiing, while for the aquaessentialists out there, Lake Nipissing and Duchesnay Falls are both located on campus.

Eco-event that everyone marks on their calendars

Featuring local environmental groups and businesses, as well as bands and dance groups, workshops, children's activities and meatless food, the Can Change Festival is a way for Nipissing students and North Bay residents to learn about the local environmental community.

Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Geography and Geology: Environmental Geography (BA); Environmental Science and Physical Geography (BSc)

Diplomas, Certificates and Other Options: Certificate of Geomatics; Certificate in Environmental Management

Co-op Available: No

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Publication:Alternatives Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Nov 1, 2008
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