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Office of Sustainability News Archive

Fall colours on display along Currie Place.


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


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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UM staff stand in front of a new electric fleet vehicle.


There is a new fleet vehicle on campus, and it’s electric!

July 14, 2022 — 
UM begins the transition to electric fleet vehicles

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Person cycles towards Fort Garry campus on a pathway through Southwood lands.


Rolling into bronze

July 11, 2022 — 
UM students, faculty and staff cycled, walked, took transit, carpooled, and worked and studied from home during Commuter Challenge week. Don’t let your sustainable commutes stop here!

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Electric vehicle parked and charging in B lot.


Ready, set, (EV) charge!

June 9, 2022 — 
University of Manitoba (UM) community members who drive electric vehicles now have more charging options on campus.

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Two people cycling past the Administrative Building on a sunny day.


Bike to Work Day and Commuter Challenge are back and better than ever!

June 3, 2022 — 
Bike to Work Day makes a triumphant return on Monday, June 6. Stop by UM pit stops for fun, snacks and prizes. Ready to save even more money on gas? Register for the Commuter Challenge, June 5-11.


Trees in Fall colours along Curry Place walkway.


Jane’s Walk: Our Urban Forest

May 5, 2022 — 
Take a stroll with guide, Kevin Handkamer, UM campus planner, and learn about our oldest trees, our expanding arboretum, and some of the history, challenges and future opportunities for urban forestry on campus.

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Screenshot of UM Sort online game


UM Waste Reduction: Recap as we return to campus

April 26, 2022 — 
By limiting waste and changing our habits, we can reduce our environmental impact by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) being produced by the University. We've provided a recap of all the exciting initiatives at UM that focus on waste reduction, education and engagement to help us all lessen our impact.

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succulents in white pots on a table


Let’s Pot a Plant and Talk About Climate Anxiety

April 19, 2022 — 
This year, to celebrate Earth Day, the Office of Sustainability is hosting an eco-anxiety wellness event on April 22.

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