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Office of Sustainability News Archive

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12 Days of Sustainable Giving

December 3, 2018 — 
Suggestions to make your holiday season a little easier on the wallet and on the planet

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Try it out – Buy Nothing Day

November 22, 2018 — 
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.

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Human Resources

Robotic arm grabs attention at Fort Garry campus

November 20, 2018 — 
U of M hosts close to 50 students at the Fort Garry campus for Take Our Kids to Work Day

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Let’s Talk Waste: Disposable Cups

October 12, 2018 — 
Disposable coffee cups are a big problem not only for the U of M, but also across the globe. The university community can do its part to prevent more disposable coffee cups from ending up in the landfill.

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Office of Sustainability

Let’s Talk Waste: Composting

October 12, 2018 — 
The most recent addition to composting on campus starts Oct. 15, 2018. The Arts Student Body Council (ASBC), in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, is beginning a compost pilot project with Compost Winnipeg. The pilot project will be kept in motion by student sustainability ambassador volunteers and will be maintained by ASBC and the Office of Sustainability.

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Point Lands Forest

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Celebrating Sustainability Month

October 1, 2018 — 
Range of free events open to all staff, students, faculty and the greater university community

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Fair Trade Tent Card

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Bannatyne Campus to receive fair trade designation

September 17, 2018 — 
On Monday, September 24, the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne campus will mark a milestone as the first university campus in Manitoba to receive the Fair Trade Campus designation from the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) for its promotion of social and environmental sustainability and innovation.

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An image from the new exhibit Coda // Photo: Paulson Des Brisay

Preventing bird deaths with art

September 14, 2018 — 
“Coda”, an exposé of bird window strike mortality, will open on Sept. 17, with a reception at 5 p.m.

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Dr. John Robinson - 2018 Samuel Weiner Distinguished Visitor

Office of Sustainability

Sustainability is top-of-mind for many students, staff and faculty at the U of M

September 6, 2018 — 
Dr. John Robinson, a leading expert in the fields of sustainability and climate change, will deliver a public lecture on Sept. 26 along with other sustainability-focused events

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Sustainability Ambassadors

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Become a Sustainability Ambassador

September 5, 2018 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Sustainability Ambassador Program is a volunteer leadership program for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in promoting a culture of sustainability through personal growth, education and action!

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