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U of M advances to STARS Gold rating for sustainability achievements

March 12, 2019 — 
The University of Manitoba has been awarded a STARS Gold rating, improving upon the three-year status of STARS Silver, in recognition of its improvements to the university’s efforts in sustainability initiatives. STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for post-secondary institutions to measure their sustainability performance administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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Sustainability Night: Exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goals

February 25, 2019 — 
Come join us for Sustainability Night on March 7 to connect with other sustainability-focused people

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People snowshoeing

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Celebrate Winter with the Jack Frost Challenge

January 31, 2019 — 
Join us Feb. 3 – 9, for a week of outdoor activities at the University of Manitoba

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Winter on Fort Garry campus.

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Nominations Open for the Campus Sustainability Awards

January 14, 2019 — 
Do you have a friend or student group who shows leadership, creativity and dedication to a sustainability on campus? If so, nominate them for a 2019 Campus Sustainability Award. The University of Manitoba Campus Sustainability Awards recognize and celebrate the collaborative efforts of students, student groups and staff to advance our campus commitment to excellence and leadership in sustainability.

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Sustainability Night Call for Presenters

January 14, 2019 — 
Sustainability Night is an evening of innovative ideas and stories from our campus and beyond on how we can reduce our impact on the planet and make our day-to-day actions and systems more sustainable. A call for presenters is on now and we need your passion and desire for change to make the event a success!

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Student writing a comment during a public engagement event

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Sustainability Strategy Renewal

January 9, 2019 — 
As the current strategy’s timeframe is nearing completion, work is underway for a renewed strategy for the next five years

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Karlee Lemus shares her 2019 sustainable resolution

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10 Resolutions You Can Stick To

January 5, 2019 — 
Moving into a new year is always a bit challenging. We start off strong with promises like Dry January, hitting the gym 4 days a week and eating healthier. Some of these promises and resolutions stick, but for the majority of us, they fade off into the distance as we settle in to the winter semester. Instead of thinking about large scale resolutions, try focusing on smaller achievable tasks which will benefit your wellbeing, your wallet and the planet.

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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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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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