Sustainability Awareness Week

October 22–27, 2018

Sustainability Awareness Week presents speakers, workshops, films and tours. Meet local experts, understand the issues, pick up new skills, and explore real-life examples of sustainability in your community.

Events take place on UAlberta’s North Campus, Augustana Campus, Campus Saint-Jean and also at MacEwan University.

Now in its 11th year, this annual celebration of sustainability is not to be missed.

Welcome Fair + Tours

Let’s kick things off with a blast! Meet the faces of sustainability with fairs on two campuses, walking and bike tours, and locally-baked treats to go around.

View Monday’s events

Hot Topics

Want to understand what sustainability is all about? Start with the hot topics dominating our news: from climate refugees to rising inequality, and plastic bans to bike paths—sustainability is all around us.

View Tuesday’s events

Careers & Academics

No matter what you study, sustainability can give you an extra edge in the job market. Get career advice, discover student-led research, and learn about exciting social innovation projects.

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Sustainable Food

Food is at the heart of so many sustainability issues. Get a taste of the science and politics behind things like plant-based diets, fair trade, zero waste cooking, and urban agriculture.

View Thursday’s events

Living Sustainably

Meet people who are greening their lifestyles in fascinating ways: urban beekeeping, green computing, sustainable wardrobes, feminine hygiene, and renewable energy.

View Friday’s events

Spirit of the Land

Come out to this annual gathering in Camrose. Discover new voices in indigenous and ecological poetry, and connect to the land and Alberta’s rural communities.

View Saturday’s events

Win an eco-prize pack valued at $300

Every event you attend is another entry in the Sustainability Awareness Week draw. Prizes include free tickets on Red Arrow, and credit on your ONEcard.

Week-long Events

Electronics Roundup

9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Behind Pembina Hall (North of Students’ Union Building)

Bring your obsolete personal computers and electronics to be recycled, and potentially refurbished for Computers for Schools. We accept PCs and displays, laptops, computer accessories, televisions, mobile phones, and printer cartridges. View a complete list of acceptable items.

Personal items only (University of Alberta owned or inventory-tagged items will not be accepted). All electronics will receive data wipe certification, but we recommend removing any sensitive information before dropping off.

Sustainable Food Days

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Select Dining Services locations

Grab your lunch at one of four UAlberta cafeterias for free samples of plant-forward menus and deals on Fair Trade certified products. Choose from locally grown vegetables and sustainably grown and raised food to round out your lunch.