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Office of Sustainability News Archive

Max Bell Centre

Canada and Manitoba support green infrastructure and upgrades to UM and other communities

July 23, 2021 — 
This project will upgrade University of Manitoba’s Central Energy Plant and the Max Bell Centre building on its Fort Garry Campus

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Join in Plastic Free July

July 6, 2021 — 
Join the global movement and be part of the solution to plastic pollution. Making small changes to everyday habits makes a huge difference—on a local and global level.

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Commutes look different this year – and so will the Commuter Challenge

May 20, 2021 — 
The annual Commuter Challenge will take place from May 30 to June 5 – and this year, it’s expanding!

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Steering around the potholes of spring cycling

May 17, 2021 — 
Follow a few tips from the Office of Sustainability and UMCycle to help find your route, arrive safely and secure your bicycle

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UM Climate Action Plan underway

May 10, 2021 — 
UM community invited to participate in a short survey and series of online lunch-and-lunch sessions about UM’s Climate Action Plan currently in development

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Reimagine the Eastern Transportation Corridor

April 28, 2021 — 
University of Manitoba undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to help reimagine the Eastern Transportation Corridor spaces on the Fort Garry campus

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Joe Pye, an Indigenous pollinator at the UM Permaculture Garden

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Celebrate Earth Day all week long

April 15, 2021 — 
From April 19-23, celebrate Earth Day and Restore Our Earth by participating in virtual events and activities from home

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Now you can recycle masks and other personal protective equipment

March 23, 2021 — 
New PPD recycling bins to discard disposable masks and other disposable PPE items that cannot or should not be worn anymore

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researcher in field of crops with sensing equipment

Making agricultural ecosystems more sustainable

March 22, 2021 — 
Recognizing ongoing research and initiatives that contribute to advancement of the goal of clean water and sanitation for all

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Wouter Deconinck recipient of the 2021 UM Sustainability Award

March 8, 2021 — 
Wouter Deconinck, Associate Professor of Physics, is the recipient of the 2021 UM Sustainability Award. The award recognizes exceptional and continuous integration of sustainability into teaching, research and engagement activities. Deconinck began teaching at UM less than two years ago, and already he has introduced unique course and program offerings that have engaged students and benefited our campus community.

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