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Now, maybe more than ever, we at West 5 are actively looking for ways to live more eco-friendly lives and to leave as small an environmental footprint behind us as we possibly can. Here we share some of the key trends that will help us maintain an ecological balance.
It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and the air is getting a little cooler. And with all that, winter also brings us the greatest gift the cold weather could offer: the ability to “hygge”.
An important part of living a sustainable lifestyle is fostering our own health and wellbeing. After all, if we’re going to take care of our planet, we need to take care of ourselves first.
Although the word “sustainability” brings to mind terms like recycling, renewable energy and being eco-friendly, it also involves much more than just these three things. It’s a delicate balancing act. Sustainability arises when we’re able to meet the needs of today’s generation without compromising the needs of future generations.
Summer is almost coming to an end and we, at West 5, have enjoyed every single minute of it! Did you know that the West 5 community was engineered to thrive on the sun and all of its glory? Our buildings are designed to retain warmth in the winter and keep cool in the summer. We also happen to be the most advanced energy-producing community in Ontario
Food has a way of bringing us all together – family, friends and neighbours. As our gardens overflow into our kitchens, we gather to celebrate and share the fruits of our labour. By sharing the goods we’ve grown in the comfort of our own home, bonds are cultivated and friendships grow stronger.
Humankind’s love for honey is as old as history itself, but bees contribute far more than honey to our ecosystem. As the world’s most important species of pollinators, they ensure the pollination and propagation of our favourite plants and flowers.
As Ontario’s most sustainable community, it should come as no surprise that at West 5, we take Earth Day seriously. Nearly 50 years ago there was a concerted push towards a better future for our planet and Earth Day was created.
Named “The Forest City”, London offers lots of great trails and parks for you and your family to explore! We have made a list of a few in the surrounding area you will defiantly want to check off your list this summer! Download our handy checklist and start exploring, be sure to share photos of your adventures and show off your list along the way. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature!