When was the last time you went shopping? Was it for something essential, like groceries, or something that could be considered a luxury? If you’re the average consumer, it likely wasn’t that long ago. How about the last time you went an entire day without buying anything, can you remember? In today’s modern society it’s very common for shopping to be pursued as a leisure activity, a way to take one’s mind off the big picture and relax for awhile.
This fall, a workshop is being held to encourage faculty to share their thoughts on how to encourage education for sustainability on campus. The workshops will explore the approaches, opportunities and barriers around educating for sustainability at the University of Manitoba.
Plastic bags are one of – if not the – most misunderstood item in the world of waste reduction. Currently in Winnipeg, as well as many recycling facilities around the world, plastic bags cannot be processed as part of the blue bin system. The U of M has partnered with Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) to combat our plastic bag use on campus.