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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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Bike tour along southwest rapid transit path.

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Get ready to move, sustainably

May 24, 2023 — 
Gear up to participate in two popular summer sustainability events, Bike to Work Day and the Commuter Challenge.

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Students walk the path in front of Tier Building on Fort Garry campus in winter 2020.

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UM 2023 Sustainability Award Winners

March 27, 2023 — 
Each year the university celebrates students, staff and faculty who are actively working towards bettering sustainability on campus. The following winners of the 2023 Sustainability Awards were selected by a committee and received their awards at UM Sustainability Night on March 8.

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Students walk the path in front of Tier Building on Fort Garry campus in winter 2020.

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Sustainability Night and panel discussion is Mar. 8!

February 24, 2023 — 
Join us for Sustainability Night 2023 on March 8 to connect with other sustainability-minded members of the UM campus community.

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Nominations open for the UM Sustainability Awards

January 30, 2023 — 
Do you have a friend, co-worker or professor who shows leadership, creativity and dedication to a sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals on campus? If so, nominate them for a 2023 UM Sustainability Award.  

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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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