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Sustainability leaders making their mark

May 17, 2024 — 
Each year, the University of Manitoba Sustainability Awards recognize and celebrates the collaborative efforts of students, staff and faculty to advance UM’s commitment to excellence and leadership in sustainability.  The 2024 recipients have been selected.

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Two hands cupping a small fern over a soil patch

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Announcing the first ever Green Investment Fund recipients

April 22, 2024 — 
This Earth Day, we’re celebrating the first ever Green Investment Fund recipients, which will help our University of Manitoba community reach our 2050 Climate Action Plan goals . The Green Investment Fund was created to spur community involvement in helping us reach these goals and to encourage meaningful collaboration between faculty, staff and students in the name of sustainability.

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Reclaimed wood Sustainability Award plaques on display.

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UM Sustainability Awards: Nominate someone today!

March 20, 2024 — 
Do you have a co-worker, faculty member or student who shows leadership, creativity and dedication to sustainability on campus? If so, nominate them for a 2024 UM Sustainability Award.

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Waste collection bin in University Centre

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Waste Watchers: Composition and contamination

March 18, 2024 — 
The Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with Operations and Maintenance, is leading a waste composition study for the week of March 18. A team will be collecting a day’s worth of waste from a variety of high-traffic areas around the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses and sorting through everything they find in our garbage, recycling and organics bins.

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Sustainability Night 2024 is Mar. 13!

February 28, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba’s annual Sustainability Night is coming up on Mar. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Marshall McLuhan Hall. This year’s theme is the UM Climate Action Plan (CAP), which will be the main focus of presentations from UM faculty, students and staff.

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UM-owned electric van at a fleet charging station.

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UM’s path toward zero-emission vehicles

December 15, 2023 — 
UM takes steps to monitor and reduce transportation emissions from fleet vehicles and support a transition to Zero Emission Vehicles on our campuses.

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Rapid Transit shelter along Dafoe Road.

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Commuting towards sustainability

November 17, 2023 — 
Every second year, the Office of Sustainability, along with the Green Action Centre, collects data on how University of Manitoba (UM) community members travel to and from our campuses.

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Campus Sustainability Map Launches

November 17, 2023 — 
The Office of Sustainability has launched a brand-new interactive map that highlights sustainability features and pedestrian and cycling trails on campus.

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Students in Networking Workshop

Sustainability networking event postponed

October 16, 2023 — 
Join the Office of Sustainability for a fast-paced, interactive networking event on Oct. 24, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the EITC Atrium.

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Waste collection bin in University Centre

Textiles, e-waste and plastics, oh my!

October 12, 2023 — 
Waste Reduction Week 2023 is Oct. 16 to 20, and the Office of Sustainability has some interactive events planned to help us all explore the themes of a circular economy.

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