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UM Sustainability Champions – Celebrating our Sustainability Award Winners

May 13, 2020 — 
During this time of reflection on the year, we’d like to highlight the efforts of some fabulous UM students, staff and faculty in contributing to the betterment of our campus and community! The following winners of the 2020 Sustainability Awards were selected by a committee and received their awards at UM Sustainability Night on March 5.

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How to Compost from Home

May 7, 2020 — 
It’s National Compost Week! While we’re spending more time at home, it’s a good time to try backyard composting!

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Next to UMSU University Centre, looking east towards UM Admin building on Fort Garry campus.

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Jane’s Walk: A digital walk around U of M campuses

May 1, 2020 — 
Join us for the Restorative Spaces and Art & History walks as part of the Jane’s Walk celebrations on May 2 and May 3 at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses

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UM Students Contributing to a More Sustainable Future – Volunteer Week

April 24, 2020 — 
In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 19-25, 2020), we recognize some of the undergraduate and graduate students who not only have displayed their commitment to sustainability but have also made an impact on campus, in their city and within their communities.

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Working and studying at home green tips

March 31, 2020 — 
Here are some simple sustainable tips to help you conserve energy, save money, and be more productive while you're at home!

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Students walking through the forest next to the Red River in winter

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Sustainability Night 2020: Knowledge to Climate Action

February 21, 2020 — 
Sustainability Night is an opportunity to network with sustainability minded students, staff, faculty and community members. The evening includes sharing of innovative stories and ideas, in a PechaKucha style presentation by those who are passionate about taking climate action

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Winning team of Invent for the Planet including the event judges

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University students solve world problems at Invent for the Planet competition

February 19, 2020 — 
Team "HUB-It", winners of the Invent for the Planet idea and design competition, took home the grand prize of $1,000, three months of mentorship at the North Forge Technology Exchange and the chance to continue to the final round in the international competition in Texas on March 31 – April 2. 

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Group photo of snowshoers

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Bundle up for the Jack Frost Challenge

January 20, 2020 — 
Jack Frost Challenge encourages teams of one to five people to log 130 collective kilometers of outdoor winter activities over the course of the week.

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Transit Station

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Improve your campus commute

January 20, 2020 — 
The new survey will provide UM with the data and information needed to continue planning and executing more sustainable transportation projects

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Invent for the Planet coming to UM

January 13, 2020 — 
Invent for the Planet, a sustainability focused 48-Hour international idea and design competition, is open to all students (undergraduate and graduate) from all faculties and post-secondary institutions across Manitoba.

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