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12 Days of Sustainable Giving Returns

November 24, 2022 — 
The holiday season is quickly approaching; the Office of Sustainability shares twelve suggestions to have a climate-friendly, zero waste holiday.

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Fort Garry campus people walking

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UM improves on STARS Gold rating for sustainability achievements

November 7, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba has earned a STARS gold rating for a second time in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for post-secondary institutions to measure their sustainability performance. UM’s 2022 STARS report is publicly available on the STARS website.

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New waste bins at Bannatyne campus.

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Bin it to Win it this Waste Reduction Week

October 14, 2022 — 
Waste Reduction Week is back! UM is participating in Waste Reduction Week by hosting a variety of events on campus and sharing helpful tips on Instagram to help you reduce waste at home.

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Central energy plant on Fort Garry campus.

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Celebrate Energy Efficiency Day

October 5, 2022 — 
In celebration of Energy Efficiency Day, learn what UM is doing to increase energy efficiency on campus, and identify actions you can take at home

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Fall colours on display along Currie Place.

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Sustainability Month returns this October

September 23, 2022 — 
Celebrate a sustainable future by participating in a variety of green events and activities throughout the month of October.

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Wekusko Falls flowing through Northern Manitoba.

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The Last Drop: Water Researchers Speaker Series

September 13, 2022 — 
If you have an interest in water sustainability issues including drinking water and sanitation, water governance, and international climate issues, this speaker series is for you! Starting September 19th, the UM UNAI Hub will be hosting six virtual presentations from various UM researchers.

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What to know about recycling masks and other personal protective equipment

August 29, 2022 — 
To prepare for the influx of personal protective equipment (PPE), UM has partnered with Vitacore, a Canadian-based recycling company that ensures the materials from PPE are recycled. UM’s PPE will be sanitized, shredded, and melted down to be repurposed into new construction materials such as concrete reinforcement and exterior sidings.

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Wall planters aligned in rows with various indoor plants

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Success Through Wellness for the Desautels Faculty of Music

August 16, 2022 — 
A restorative space and plant wall provide a breath of fresh air at the Fort Garry campus! With help from the Success Through Wellness grant, hosted by Human Resources and Student Affairs in 2020, the Desautels Faculty of Music in partnership with the Office of Sustainability (OOS) has built a plant wall on the fourth floor of Taché Hall.

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UM staff stand in front of a new electric fleet vehicle.

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There is a new fleet vehicle on campus, and it’s electric!

July 14, 2022 — 
UM begins the transition to electric fleet vehicles

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Person cycles towards Fort Garry campus on a pathway through Southwood lands.

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Rolling into bronze

July 11, 2022 — 
UM students, faculty and staff cycled, walked, took transit, carpooled, and worked and studied from home during Commuter Challenge week. Don’t let your sustainable commutes stop here!

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