As Sweet as Honey

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.

Earth Day

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.

West London Trails + Parks

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!

West 5: By the Numbers

What does it actually mean to be a “Net Zero Community”? The idea is simple enough, produce the same amount of energy that you actually use. Those are the building standards of the future, and it’s been proven that Net Zero Communities will be instrumental in curbing and even reversing climate change.

Bulk Food Storage Tips!

Buying food in bulk is not only a great way to save money, it’s a great way to reduce packaging and waste as well as save you trips to the grocery store! We’ve compiled a list of tips to keep your pantry stocked and avoid some common mistakes while storing bulk food.

It’s Time to Shine

This sun has been shining for nearly 5 billion years. It can dry your clothes, brighten your mood, and is responsible for sustaining all life on the planet. As if that’s not impressive enough, the sun is also the most cost-effective renewable energy source available.

The “3 R’s” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

School is back in full swing and there are 3 new R’s worth adding to the curriculum… Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Nowadays, children are happy to lead the charge in taking care of the environment and it’s the perfect time to incorporate these practices into your lifestyle too. It’s a great way for your family to save some money while doing your part to save the planet. Here’s how you can help!