Environment Week 2016

Environment Week

From June 6-10, 2016, the Office of Sustainability is hosting a series of free Environment Week activities and events to celebrate sustainability and encourage the discovery of new knowledge and skills.

For events that require registration, please sign up by Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4 p.m., with the exception of the Basic Bicycle Maintenance Workshop (for this session, please register by Friday, June 3, 2016 at 4 p.m.).

Events

Registration is required for some events. Please follow the workshop links below for more information.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Environment Week Kick-off Event
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Goodwill Clothing Drive
Monday, June 6, 2016 to Friday, June 10, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pogo presents: Car sharing in Edmonton
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Sustainability Campus Tour
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Free Bike Checks
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sustainability Campus Tour
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Green Lab Leaders Network Luncheon
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Film Screening: The Clean Bin Project
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Landmark Homes Tour
12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Basic Bicycle Maintenance Workshop
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Free Bike Checks
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Blatchford: Redefining Urban Living
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Sustainability Campus Tour
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Environment Week Kick-off Event

Monday, June 6, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
QUAD

Join the Office of Sustainability for snacks, games, and more to celebrate Environment Week. Come learn about car sharing in Edmonton from local start-up Pogo CarShare, and donate some of your household goods and clothing to kick off our Goodwill Clothing Drive!

All are welcome. No registration required.

Hosted by: Office of Sustainability.

Goodwill Clothing Drive

Monday, June 6, 2016 to Friday, June 10, 2016
SAB – main floor, north corridor

Throughout Environment Week, the Office of Sustainability will be collecting items to donate to Goodwill. We will be accepting the following items for donation, providing they are clean and in working condition:

a. Clothing & shoes
b. Dishes & kitchenware
c. Games
d. Home decorations
e. Small appliances & electronics (functional)

Learn more about the Goodwill Industries of Alberta and how to donate year-round at goodwill.ab.ca.

All are welcome. No registration required.

Hosted by: Goodwill Industries of Alberta and Office of Sustainability.

Sustainability Campus Tour

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, June 10, 2016
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Student Connect – Administration Building, main floor

This 60-minute walking tour focuses on the facts and features of the University of Alberta that make it one of the highest ranked universities in Canada for sustainability performance. Led by current UAlberta students with a passion for sustainability, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the University of Alberta’s commitment to sustainability. Plan to dress for the weather, as this tour takes place mostly outdoors!

All are welcome. Please register at least one week in advance of your chosen tour date.

Hosted by: Office of the Registrar and Office of Sustainability.

Register

Pogo presents: Car sharing in Edmonton

Tuesday June 7, 2016
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Celebration Plaza
In the case of poor weather conditions: ECHA 1-182

Come learn about how car sharing is changing the transit environment in your city! Local car sharing startup Pogo CarShare will be hosting a workshop to discuss car sharing in Edmonton and its role alongside other transportation options. There will be a comprehensive How-it-Works demonstration and free cookies for event attendees! Come learn how car sharing works and find out how Pogo can work for you.

All are welcome. Please register by Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4 p.m.

Hosted by: Pogo CarShare and Office of Sustainability.

Register

Free Bike Checks

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday June 10, 2016
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Outside SAB on the QUAD side
In the case of poor weather conditions: SAB 1-13

Enjoy a free bike check and discover upcoming Sustain SU volunteer opportunities. This is a "Bring Your Own Bike" event.

All are welcome. No registration required.

Hosted by: Sustain SU.

Green Lab Leaders Network Luncheon

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
SAB 1-36

The UAlberta Green Labs program delivers projects that ensure labs are healthy and safe spaces supported by sustainable practices. We are inviting current lab users to join us for our Green Labs Leaders Network Luncheon on June 8, 2016 from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. in SAB 1-36. Come by meet our current Green Labs Leaders and see if this network is for you! We'll be discussing ideas and experiences relating to greening labs on campus, and we’ll be serving vegetarian chili and treats. We hope to see you there.

For more information about the Green Labs Leaders Network or the Green Labs program, contact Emma Lafreniere, Project Planner - Green Labs: emma.lafreniere@ualberta.ca; 780-492-9326.

All are welcome. Please register by Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4 p.m.

Hosted by: Office of Sustainability.

Register

Film Screening – The Clean Bin Project

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
SUBstage (Students' Union Building, near the food court)

Grant and Jen go head-to-head in a comedic competition to make zero waste for an entire year. This award-winning festival favourite shares moments of humour, struggle, and hope in the cinematic and creatively executed story of a couple who asks the question “What can an individual do?” Described as a combination of An Inconvenient Truth and Super Size Me, The Clean Bin Project features laugh-out-loud moments, stop-motion animations, and captivating interviews with TED lecturers Chris Jordan and Captain Charles Moore. It’s a fun and inspiring call to environmental action that speaks to crowds of all ages. Watch the trailer.

There is no cost to join and everyone is welcome. Light snacks will be provided!

No registration required.

Hosted by: Office of Sustainability.

Landmark Homes Tour

Thursday, June 9, 2016
12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Meet at the Office of Sustainability (2-06 North Power Plant)

Have you always wondered what it looks like to prefabricate net-zero homes? ACQBUILT is North America’s leading state-of-the-art home building facility that uses innovative technology to build sustainable, quality homes. Not only will we have a look at how these houses are made, but Landmark Homes will provide a presentation on their net-zero homes as well. Did you know prefabricated homes can be built on-site in just a few days? Come find out how sustainable a prefabricated home can be.

Visitors of ACQBUILT must ensure the following and understand our guidelines:
-Wear sturdy, non-heeled and closed-toe footwear, long pants, and shirts with a minimum of 6" sleeves
-Be prepared to don a hard hat
-Infants and young children are not permitted

ACQBUILT will provide you with the use of:
-Safety glasses
-Hard hat
-Ear protection/noise cancelling earphones
-High-visibility vest

All are welcome. Please register by Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4 p.m.

Hosted by: Office of Sustainability.

Register

Basic Bicycle Maintenance Workshop

Thursday, June 9, 2016
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
SAB 1-13

This workshop will help you gain the skills needed to keep your bike running smoothly and safely — just in time for summer! You can bring your own bike, or practice on one of ours. This event is open to the public and free for all attendees, but registration is required, as space is limited.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Please email destyni.deluca@su.ualberta.ca by Friday, June 3, 2016 to reserve your spot.

Hosted by: Sustain SU.

Blatchford: Redefining Urban Living

Friday, June 10, 2016
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
ECHA 1-182

Blatchford is one of the world’s largest sustainable communities currently under development. It will set a new benchmark for urban living, housing 30,000 residents on 535 acres just minutes from downtown. With shops, restaurants, offices, parks, plazas, and community gardens, Blatchford will be a walkable and bike-friendly community. Come learn about the City of Edmonton’s world-leading design for Blatchford, which will incorporate the best in green building design and renewable energy.

Presenter Anjali Varghese is the senior land development engineer for the Blatchford Redevelopment project. Her responsibilities include overseeing the implementation of sustainability concepts outlined in Blatchford’s Area Redevelopment Plan, managing the project’s planning, design and construction, and championing the development and integration of innovative solutions for the community. As a professional engineer with a master’s degree in planning and urban design, Anjali focuses on integrating social and environmental outcomes into community design.

All are welcome. Please register by Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4 p.m.

Hosted by: City of Edmonton and Office of Sustainability.

Register

About Environment Week

Environment Week is an annual celebration in communities across Canada. Dating back to 1970, this week celebrates the tremendous energy, enthusiasm, and initiative of Canadians who are interested and engaged in environmental conservation.

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