You hear a lot these days about climate change and pollution. Many people are becoming more aware that they can be doing more to reduce their individual carbon footprint, but, it can seem overwhelming. It doesn’t have to.
Introducing: the What’s New at West 5 video series! There is so much happening at West 5 and we want to share it with you! While it may not always be an option for you to stop by the site and see what’s going on for yourself, you can easily tune in and watch our…
On Tuesday, November 7th, QUEST announced the winners for the 2017 Smart Energy Communities Awards at QUEST’s Annual Awards Gala in Ottawa, Ontario.
Join us at West 5 to learn, and explore on your next school field trip.
Ideal for students in grades 5-8, visitors will learn about important subjects like sustainability, solar power, energy conservation, water harvesting and SMART technologies through our attractions and activities. By the end of their visit, students will have a deeper understanding of what a sustainable community is, and the work that goes in to creating them.
It’s truly remarkable to see the West 5 Community coming to life. This year we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming several new families, and now we’d like to welcome four new businesses to the community as well.
Thanksgiving is upon us. A time for gathering with family and friends, enjoying delicious food and giving thanks for everything you have.
Unfortunately, the holiday can be quite wasteful. As you contemplate all that you’re thankful for this year, here are a few ways to show your thanks to Mother Nature.
Every day we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals in the air, water and world around us. You may be surprised to learn that household cleaning products are among the biggest contributors.
I’m very excited to announce that the West 5 Discovery Centre is now open to the public!
This state-of-the art interactive space is designed to showcase the sophistication behind the science of West 5. We’ll use this space to educate, to entertain and to share our community vision and values with your family.
While the majority of people have embraced recycling and waste reduction, there are still a number of items we use every day that unfortunately get tossed in the trash. The biggest culprit? Plastic. Here at West 5 we’ve put a lot of thought into making the neighbourhood as sustainable as possible. We know that small changes can have a huge impact.
Though it’s been some time since I returned to school I always get a little rush of excitement as September approaches and we prepare to leave the lazy days of summer behind. Looking back, I can vividly remember the anticipation of the first day.