Thursday, October 19

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.

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

Sustain SU Thrift Shop

Students Union Building (SUB 0-51)

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get sharing, thrifting, and building your community. Thrifting combats the social and environmental problems of fast fashion. Plus, it’s a much more affordable way to shop. The thrift shop will include a clothing swap, so you can trade-in your old clothes instead of spending money. Volunteers will also be on-hand to teach you how to repurpose and repair clothing.

Organizer: Sustain SU

Tour: Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering

Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering, east entrance

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering is one of the university’s newest green buildings. Join us for a tour through the building and learn about the energy, waste, and water efficient systems that make buildings “green.”

Please register (space is limited)

Organizer: Office of Sustainability

Farmers’ Market

Students’ Union Building (main floor)

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Every week, the University of Alberta Farmers’ Market provides you with local, sustainable and ethical goods and services sold by a variety of local businesses, makers and artisans. We serve as a gathering place where the campus community can engage with vendors, sustainability-focused student groups and community groups.

Organizer: Sustain SU

Tour: District Energy System

DES Discovery Centre (Cooling Plant)

11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how 1.5 million m2 of building space on campus is heated and cooled through Edmonton’s hot summers and freezing winters? Did you know that our district energy system reduces its carbon footprint by using cogeneration, and is fueled with natural gas instead of coal? Learn more on a guided tour of the university’s district energy system.

Note: closed-toed shoes are mandatory on this tour.

Please register (space is limited)

Organizer: Facilities and Operations

Lab Plastics – Recycle-It-Right

Gunning/Lemieux Chemistry Centre (East Wing corridor)

12:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Recycling plastics in labs can be a baffling process. To help you master your lab’s plastic waste, come grab a recycling guide for commonly used lab plastics. Leave with a poster and potentially some great prizes, after testing your skills playing Recycle-it-Right – Labs Plastics edition.

Organizer: Office of Sustainability

Tour: Rossdale Water Treatment Plant

General Services Building (Loading Dock)

1:30 to 4:10 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what processes water goes through to make it safe to drink? The Rossdale Water Treatment Plant is located in the North Saskatchewan River valley close to the Walterdale Bridge. The 36-acre facility has been in operation for over one hundred years and in addition to supplying Edmontonians with clean water it is a well-known historical site.

Transportation is provided to the Rossdale Water Treatment Plant and back to the University of Alberta.

Note: Closed-toed shoes are required.

Please register by October 10, 2017. Participants will be required to fill out a short security clearance form by October 12, 2017.

Organizer: Facilities and Operations – Energy Management and Sustainable Operations (EMSO)

Green Your Grad Degree

Central Academic Building (CAB 357)

2 to 3 p.m.

Calling all graduate students, graduate student instructors and teaching assistants—you can integrate sustainability into your teaching and research with help from the Office of Sustainability. Discover funding opportunities, practical training and best practices available to you on campus. Learn about Sustainability Scholars, the summer internship that connects graduate students with mentors from the City of Edmonton to complete applied research.

Organizer: Office of Sustainability

Earth Common Journal Launch Party

MacEwan University (Paul Byrne Hall, 10810 104 Ave.)

4 to 6 p.m.

Celebrate undergraduate student research and writing at the launch party for the seventh annual Earth Common Journal. This year’s theme is “synthesis: health, nutrition, and earth.” Earth Common Journal is an international, undergraduate, peer-reviewed academic journal published by MacEwan University’s Department of Communication to provide a forum where students share research on conservation, sustainability, and climate change.

Take in a keynote presentation, followed by awards and a reception. Light refreshments are provided.

Organizer: MacEwan University

Dinner & Dialogue: Creating Cultures of Moderations

Students’ Union Building (SUB 0-31)

5 to 6 p.m.

Take part in a conversational workshop designed to explore the impacts (good and bad) of alcohol use on our friendships and campus culture. Learn about the complexities surrounding alcohol use, reflect on your own perceptions, and learn how to engage in a meaningful change process to act and move towards a culture of moderation.

Alcohol is a substance that is socially acceptable and often associated with the university experience. You may think that all students drink to excess, the reality is very different. It is important to understand the factors underlying this misperception to reduce the negative social and economic impacts of alcohol in our community.

This conversation will be hosted by a Healthy Campus Unit student leader.

Please register (space is limited)

Organizer: Healthy Campus Unit

Cooking Class with HealthNuts & Campus Food Bank

East Campus Commons

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Create a delicious, homemade meal using items that would typically be found in a food basket from the Campus Food Bank. Learn food prep and planning skills, cooking a meal from start to finish. All attendees work together under the supervision of HealthNuts executives. And of course, everyone gets to enjoy a meal together afterward.

This class is meant to raise awareness of food insecurity on campus, by highlighting the Campus Food Bank as an accessible and available service for members of the university community and their dependents. University students are working on capacity building by attending post-secondary, so our goal is to help support them in those efforts.

Optionally, please bring a non-perishable donation for the Campus Food Bank, as well as containers to take home leftover food after the class.

Please register (space is limited)

Organizers: Campus Food Bank & HealthNuts

Meet & Greet with Open Mic

Dewey’s (North Power Plant)

5:30 to 9 p.m.

Come join us for a night of live music, spoken word poetry, and networking with like-minded sustainability enthusiasts. Come together to celebrate the 10th Sustainability Awareness Week. Kick things off with an hour of networking with new friends and old colleagues, followed by two hours of open mic performances.

Feel like sharing your musical or spoken word talents? Signup in advance or at the door. Refreshments and pub fare will be available for purchase.

Sign up to indicate your interest in performing.

Organizer: Office of Sustainability

“The North” featuring Tomson Highway

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS 1-440)

7 to 9 p.m.

Please join us as acclaimed Indigenous playwright, author, and musician Tomson Highway discusses “The North” in the 12th Annual Hurtig Lecture on the Future of Canada. This event is free and open to all, but please register as seating is limited.

Please register (space is limited)

Organizers: Department of Political Science, University of Alberta