Monday, October 16

Featured Event

Kick-Off BBQ and Celebration

Main Quad

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join university leaders to celebrate the beginning of Sustainability Awareness Week. There will be free cookies, Fairtrade chocolate, and the first 300 people in line can enjoy a local BBQ, courtesy of Aramark.

Bring a reusable mug to sample Fairtrade, Organic Doi Chaang Coffee, and learn about fair trade at UAlberta.

Organizer: Office of Sustainability

Electronics Roundup

North of the Students’ Union Building

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bring your obsolete and unused personal computers or electronic equipment to be recycled. Shanked Computer Recycling Inc. will collect your items proper e-waste recycling.

Personal items only. University of Alberta owned or inventory-tagged items will not be accepted. All electronics will receive data wipe certification, however, it is strongly recommended you remove sensitive information from equipment before disposal to ensure your personal security.

Acceptable items: Personal computers, laptops, monitors (CRT and LCD), televisions, circuit boards, peripherals (mouse, keyboard, speakers), printers, fax machines, mobile phones, ink and toner cartridges, medical equipment. View a complete list of acceptable items.

Computers that can be refurbished will be donated to Computers for Schools.

Organizers: Facilities and Operations (Energy Management and Sustainable Operations, Buildings and Grounds Services)

APIRG Open House

11 HUB Mall

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit the APIRG office and meet Board and Staff. APIRG focuses on social sustainability in their granting and programming and aims to amplify the voices of the most marginalized in the community.

Organizer: Alberta Public Interest Research Group

Free Bike Check

Celebration Plaza (114 Street and 89 Ave.)

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fall, winter, spring or summer, it’s always a great time to cycle in Edmonton. Get your bike tuned-up for free by trained bike mechanics and volunteers. Bicycles, unicycles, tricycles, tandems—all rides and riders are welcome.

Organizer: Sustain SU

Kick-Off BBQ and Celebration

Main Quad

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join university leaders to celebrate the beginning of Sustainability Awareness Week. There will be free cookies, Fairtrade chocolate, and the first 300 people in line can enjoy a local BBQ, courtesy of Aramark. Bring a reusable mug to sample Fairtrade, Organic Doi Chaang Coffee, and learn about fair trade at UAlberta.

Organizer: Office of Sustainability

Tour: MacEwan Sustainability

MacEwan University

Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Learn about initiatives and practices in place at MacEwan University that strengthen social, environmental, economic, and cultural sustainability. You will meet the rooftop bees, visit the aeroponics system, explore the campus grounds and hear about our commitment to improving the resilience and well-being of the university and our neighbouring communities.

Please register (space is limited)

Organizer: MacEwan University

Careers in Sustainability

Career Centre (2-100 SUB)

3 to 4 p.m.

Have you considered a job working on social, environmental or economic sustainability? Attend this panel discussion and expand your employment outlook. Hear job search tips and strategies from professionals based on their lived successes and failures. Gain perspective on your skills, knowledge, and abilities and how they apply to the workplace.

Organizer: University of Alberta Career Centre

Film: Sustainable Me – Water and Housing

Central Academic Building (CAB 239)

4 to 5 p.m.

Sustainable Me is a six-part series that explores what young people in Edmonton are doing to make their lives, their community and their world a better place to live. With an eye on environmentalism, we examine a whole new way of thinking about food, living spaces, consumerism, transportation, water and ethics.

Through the eyes of a young woman, we meet a number of entrepreneurs, risk takers and educators. Viewers are challenged to explore pre-existing ways of thinking and make their own, organic changes to our way of life. See examples of long-range thinking, sustainable practices, inclusiveness, accessibility, sharing, trading and working off the grid.

Organizers: Company of Women on the Screen

How soon will Alberta Transition to a “Green” Energy Economy?

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS 1-160)

5:30 to 7:50 p.m.

Hear from experts in the oil and gas industry, renewable energy industry, academics, economists and politicians. It’s your chance to ask experts direct questions about Alberta’s energy future. As you study and build a career path, come learn how to compare different energy industries and think critically about the decisions being made in our energy economy.

(Optional) Please RSVP to [email protected]

Organizer: Student Energy