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Traditional snowshoes sit in the foreground of a blue sky on a winter day.

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Gather your team for the Jack Frost Challenge

January 27, 2023 — 
Join friends and fellow Manitobans for this year’s Jack Frost Challenge — a province-wide event organized by the Green Action Centre that takes place from Feb. 5 to 11 and encourages participants to complete 130 collective kms of winter activities.

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Students snowshoeing as part of the Jack Frost Challenge.

Get UM winter-active

January 24, 2023 — 
Free cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking, snow-shoeing and winter walks for Jack Frost Challenge

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Pedestrian walks eastbound on Dafoe Road in winter, with bus stop in the background.

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Voice your opinion, take the Campus Commute Survey

January 16, 2023 — 
UM needs your help to improve your campus commute and help inform future transportation planning. Fill out the Campus Commute Survey between January 16-31, 2023.

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Holiday Wrapping

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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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Fiona Lebar stands in front of the COP26 sign, made of plants

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

COP26 experience helps guide research

September 6, 2022 — 
Through my experience at COP26, working at the Office of Sustainability, and through courses during the later years of my undergraduate degree I have been able to determine I want to focus on working with people and communities to solve climate issues.

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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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