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Reclaimed wood Sustainability Award plaques on display.

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UM Sustainability Awards: Nominate someone today!

March 20, 2024 — 
Do you have a co-worker, faculty member or student who shows leadership, creativity and dedication to sustainability on campus? If so, nominate them for a 2024 UM Sustainability Award.

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Waste collection bin in University Centre

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Waste Watchers: Composition and contamination

March 18, 2024 — 
The Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with Operations and Maintenance, is leading a waste composition study for the week of March 18. A team will be collecting a day’s worth of waste from a variety of high-traffic areas around the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses and sorting through everything they find in our garbage, recycling and organics bins.

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Sustainability Night 2024 is Mar. 13!

February 28, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba’s annual Sustainability Night is coming up on Mar. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Marshall McLuhan Hall. This year’s theme is the UM Climate Action Plan (CAP), which will be the main focus of presentations from UM faculty, students and staff.

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UM-owned electric van at a fleet charging station.

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UM’s path toward zero-emission vehicles

December 15, 2023 — 
UM takes steps to monitor and reduce transportation emissions from fleet vehicles and support a transition to Zero Emission Vehicles on our campuses.

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Rapid Transit shelter along Dafoe Road.

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Commuting towards sustainability

November 17, 2023 — 
Every second year, the Office of Sustainability, along with the Green Action Centre, collects data on how University of Manitoba (UM) community members travel to and from our campuses.

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Campus Sustainability Map Launches

November 17, 2023 — 
The Office of Sustainability has launched a brand-new interactive map that highlights sustainability features and pedestrian and cycling trails on campus.

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Waste collection bin in University Centre

Textiles, e-waste and plastics, oh my!

October 12, 2023 — 
Waste Reduction Week 2023 is Oct. 16 to 20, and the Office of Sustainability has some interactive events planned to help us all explore the themes of a circular economy.

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Driving towards a greener campus

October 11, 2023 — 
VIDEO: See how the University of Manitoba is setting an example and inspiring change in the province by exploring innovative solutions around energy consumption that are paving the road for a more sustainable future.

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Dedication to a healthier planet: 10 Office of Sustainability milestones

October 3, 2023 — 
2023 marks the tenth anniversary of the Office of Sustainability at the University of Manitoba. Through innovative practices, programs and resources, including the UM Climate Action Plan, it has made significant sustainable impacts. With much, much more on the horizon, let’s look back at 10 milestones from the first of many chapters in sustainability and climate action at UM.

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Waste collection bin in University Centre

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Expanded waste streams coming to a hallway near you

June 1, 2023 — 
UM is excited to announce the addition of new hallway waste bin infrastructure in 10 buildings at the Fort Garry Campus.

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