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University of Manitoba Continues to Show in Commuter Challenge

June 11, 2018 — 
This year, 630 University of Manitoba participants logged over 43,000km of sustainable commuting which avoided almost 7,000kg of CO2.

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Bikes on Campus

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Bike to Work Day 2018

June 11, 2018 — 
Grab your helmet, clean your brakes, and oil your chain, because Bike to Work Day 2018 is on its way!

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Commuter Challenge 2018

June 3, 2018 — 
Get active in the June 3-9 friendly competition that challenges participants to walk, cycle, carpool or bus to school or work

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Residence Move Out

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Give & Go Residence Move Out

May 3, 2018 — 
Give your old items to someone in need and go enjoy your summer! That is what student residence were told once the winter term exams wrapped up. The Give & Go campaign is a partnership between the Office of Sustainability and Residence Life, in efforts of reducing waste during the busy mid-April residence move out. Throughout the two-week move out window, students were able to donate more than 4,000 pounds of items that potentially would have ended up in landfill.

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Admin Building

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Champions of sustainable commuting

April 30, 2018 — 
The Campus Commute Survey results are in

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Jane's Walk.

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Jane’s Walk: Bringing communities together

April 23, 2018 — 
Join us for the Restorative Spaces and Art & History walks as part of the Jane’s Walk celebrations on May 4th at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses

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Celebrate Earth Day at U of M

April 19, 2018 — 
Join the celebration by visiting an event at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses April 20

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As easy as riding a bike

April 16, 2018 — 
For student Dan Reihl sharing his passion for cycling with others is something that comes as naturally to him as taking a breath, so it was an obvious choice to volunteer with the Office of Sustainability and UMcycle

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Faculty of Science

Solar cell pioneer speaks on alternative energy sources

April 9, 2018 — 
World-renowned electrochemist Michael Grätzel's upcoming lecture, entitled “Energy Beyond Oil,” will review recent progress in the area of exploitation of solar energy converters

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Re-Shop: Hidden treasures and thousands of dollars saved

April 2, 2018 — 
The University of Manitoba Re-Shop: a campus waste diversion program dedicated to repurposing office furniture and supplies with no home. With no further details, you might already be picturing piles of broken chairs, dusty bookshelves, and tacky couches from some bygone day. However, with a quick visit to the Re-Shop you discover rows of pristine office desks, gleaming filing cabinets, a huge variety of comfortable office chairs, and maybe even stumble upon some strange yet wonderful treasure.

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