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Vaclav Smil

The New York Times Magazine: This Eminent Scientist Says Climate Activists Need to Get Real

April 26, 2022 — 
Vaclav shares his beliefs on decarbonization, climate change goals, consumer consumption and the realities of transitioning to sustainable solutions


Earth Day 2022: A message from President Michael Benarroch

April 18, 2022 — 
'A day to raise awareness of environmental concerns and the need to change the way we think about climate―and not just weather extremes, but the political and business climate as well'

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Office of Sustainability

UM committee tackling responsible investment opportunities

January 18, 2022 — 
Did you know the University of Manitoba is a signatory of the Investing to Address Climate Change: A Charter for Canadian Universities?


Protecting our trees through biological pest management

May 31, 2021 — 
Chemical-free spraying for canker worm and elm spanworm takes place on campus in June

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earth, seen from space

President’s message on Earth Day

April 21, 2021 — 
UM has made significant changes to become leaders of sustainability research and practices, and there is much more to do.

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Sustainability-in-Action Facility

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

New facility gets hands-on with sustainability technologies

April 1, 2021 — 
Sustainability-in-Action Facility will showcase experiential learning and demonstration opportunities that relate to sustainability

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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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Office of Sustainability

Celebrating energy efficiency at UM and at home

October 6, 2020 — 
National Energy Efficiency Day (Oct. 7) celebrates the importance of increasing our energy efficiency to reduce consumption and greenhouse gases.

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Office of Sustainability

Celebrate Sustainability Month at the University of Manitoba

September 30, 2020 — 
You are invited to participate in a variety of virtual green-focused initiatives throughout October!

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Lake Winnipeg in northern Manitoba

Muddied waters

August 7, 2020 — 
Lake Winnipeg is dying and Indigenous communities and researchers supporting them have responded.

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