Monday: 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.

Augustana Campus

10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sustainability Fair
Augustana Forum (Augustana Campus)

Learn something new about sustainability initiatives, discover how to get involved and explore sustainability-related issues. Booths will explore topics decided on by CSL students and the Learning, Advising and Beyond office.

MacEwan University

12–1 p.m.
MacEwan Bikes: Noon hour ride-along
Meet in front of Robbins by bike racks (MacEwan University)

Hop on your bike for a guided ride of safe bike routes and bike paths around MacEwan University in downtown Edmonton. Hosted by MacEwan Bikes, your guide will be Department of English instructor Dave Buchanan, an avid cyclist and cycle commuter and president of Paths for People. He will also answer your questions about cycle commuting, including winter cycling.

NOTE: You must bring your own bike and helmet.

3–4 p.m.
MacEwan Students’ Discovery of Local Business Sustainability
Building 5, 5-323 (MacEwan University)

Come out for a panel discussion highlighting the innovative approaches that Edmonton small businesses are undertaking with regards to sustainability.

North Campus

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Kick-Off Celebration
Main quad

Celebrate the beginning of Sustainability Awareness Week with free, locally-made baked goods and music under the sun. Bring a reusable mug to sample Fairtrade coffee, and meet staff with UAlberta’s newly opened Sustainability Council.

11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sustainability Fair
Students’ Union Building, main floor.

Meet the people behind a dozen campus and community groups involved in social, environmental and economic sustainability. You’ll find new services, products and ways you can get involved. You might take home some free swag too.

Grab a Sustainability Fair ballot and get entered to win $200 credit on your OneCard by visiting multiple tables.

2–3 p.m.
Sustainability Campus Tour
Meet at Sustainability Tent in Main Quad

Learn about the university’s commitment to sustainability and the many green initiatives on campus with this 60-minute walking tour. You will visit award-winning green buildings, valuable student services and uncover hidden infrastructure. It’s a great way to get outdoors and to connect with others passionate about campus sustainability.

Note: Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.


Please register at the kick-off tent in Main Quad between 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
3:30–5 p.m.
Green Building Crawl
Meet at the east entrance to Donadeo Centre for Innovation in Engineering

Did you know the university has several green buildings? Have you ever wondered what goes into designing them? Come and find out for yourself with a guided walking tour of some of the University of Alberta’s certified LEED buildings, including Donadeo, CCIS and Triffo Hall. Learn which building features save energy, improve water efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make for a comfortable indoor environment.

6–8 p.m.
What does climate justice look like in Alberta?
We regret that this panel has been cancelled.