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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
These days it seems as though there’s a gadget for everything. Unfortunately, many of these gadgets are short-lived, or even disposable. The good news is that with the growing movement towards waste reduction and a connected lifestyle, technology designers are working hard to create devices that are both useful and sustainable.Read More
Sleek. Sustainable. Sophisticated. It’s what we expect from all our electronics, appliances, homes and even our offices. At West 5, our vehicles are no exception. We don’t just want to live green; we want to drive green, too. Electric Vehicles (or EVs) produce zero tailpipe emissions and significantly minimize environmental impact. They’re well worth the investment and are set to replace traditional vehicles within the next few decades.Read More
At West 5, you’ll have a hard time finding a trashcan. The strong presence of recycling bins throughout the neighbourhood sets the tone for sustainability at West 5. That’s because the minimal waste lifestyle is the way of the future. It’s pragmatic. It’s visionary. And it’s something you can start today.Read More
We’ve already sprung into March and, for most of us, any New Year’s Resolutions we made are now just very distant memories.
But soon the breeze is will get warmer and the trees will become greener, making it a great time to take a fresh new look at our fitness-related resolutions.