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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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March 2021 UM Virtual Community Events

February 26, 2021 — 
Discover UM’s wide range of Virtual Community Events in March that are open to all.

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Sustainability Day: Taking action for the Sustainable Development Goals

February 17, 2021 — 
UM community invited to participate in full-day virtual program

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Gather your virtual team for the Jack Frost Challenge

January 26, 2021 — 
The Office of Sustainability is inviting the University of Manitoba (UM) community to get outside and enjoy the winter weather during the Jack Frost Challenge

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Arctic water. // Image from Pixabay.

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UM commits to carbon neutrality by 2050

December 10, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba has officially signed the Global University and Colleges Climate Letter, which acknowledges that our planet and climate are in a state of emergency.

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Buy nothing, or buy local

November 24, 2020 — 
Our planet’s natural resources are being exhausted to meet the demand of over-consumptive societies, rather than being conserved to sustain future generations and ourselves.

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The Sustainability Strategy 2016 - 2018 highlights research into organic waste management solutions and reducing our waste output to landfill as priority actions

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New Waste Reduction and Management Plan in development

November 2, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba is committed to operating an efficient campus that is continually working to be more sustainable. As part of the Sustainability Strategy 2019-2023, the Office of Sustainability is developing a Waste Reduction & Management Plan (WRMP), which will help UM work toward a zero-waste system. UM community invited to participate in waste reduction and management survey.

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