Gearing up for Green Weeks!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I hope you’re getting excited for Green Weeks coming up! Wait…you don’t know about it yet?

Green Weeks is a two week series of workshops and events to showcase the work towards sustainability on our campus. This year, the first two weeks of November are dedicated to Green Weeks. It’s an SFUO initiative that is in its third year, and Sustainable Development Office is happy to help. We’ve developed a long list of amazing events, so be sure to check out:

  • Free stores during the two weeks
  • Information fairs on November 10 and 12th
  • Screening of Borealis – Big Wild event put on by CPAWS and MEC
  • Students on Ice with professor Copland
  • E-Waste drive
  • Workshops including: alternative menstrual products, eating sustainably and cheaply, and more!
  • Tar Sands Art and Wine & Cheese with artist Louis Helbig
  • Movie screenings: FLOW and Food, Inc
  • Sustainable Business Conference
  • Keynote address from David Suzuki (November 23rd)

“Green” has been gaining a lot of support at the University of Ottawa. The University is committed to ensuring sustainability in every sense of the word, and many students and the SFUO are working toward sustainability in amazing ways. I, for one, can’t wait to see what so many people are working on.

For folks on facebook, check out the Green Weeks group where you will find all of the events for the two weeks.

Updates during and after Green Weeks to come!

- sarah jayne

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