Campus Sustainability Office


Today was the launch of The Creative Campus: Living Sustainability film. You can watch it here!

(1)   April 9th: Green Spaces Youth Conference, in partnership with the Manitoba Environmental Youth Network from 9:00-3:30 in the RCFE Atrium.
GreenSpace is the Manitoba Environmental Youth Network's annual youth-organized conference.  It is a day of powerful and inspiring workshops, activities, and discussions. You will walk away from the conference motivated to take your ideas to the next level! This conference is for youth who are leading school-based environmental projects, to those who want to do something but don’t know how to get started

(2)    Student Move Out: Give & Go from April 10-25, 2015
We will be collecting re-useable items from student residences as students move out for the year and either donating them or saving them for next fall, when new students may need them.

(3)   Office Spring Cleaning from April 10-22, 2015
Drop offs at the Sustainability Office (3rd Floor, 599 Portage Ave)
Staff, faculty and students are invited to bring unwanted office supplies to the Campus Sustainability Office between April 10th and 22nd.  We will repurpose items on campus where we can, and donate the rest.

(4)   Seed Starting Workshop - on Earth Day – April 22 at 12:30 pm
Near Bike Lab, main campus (515 Portage Ave)
Students, faculty and staff are invited to help start seeds for the UWSA community garden plots, including the UWSA daycare’s plots. Seedlings in excess after they grow will be offered to the campus community. Bring some empty toilet paper rolls, cardboard egg cartons and yogurt containers starting at 11:30!

(5)   Secret Spaces Tour – April 23, 12:30-1:30
We will be offering tours of the ‘green’ features off campus, including campus mechanical rooms, to showcase the various initiatives undertaken at the University to reduce our environmental impact.  RSVP with

(6)   Earth Day Ceremony – April 22, 10am Front Lawn
Join us for a prayer and songs on the front lawn as we celebrate Earth Day!

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CURRICULUMSustainability Exchanges Sessions: Concepts of Sustainability, Feb 25; Teaching Sustainability March 13; Course Delivery Alternatives March 27; all sessions from 12:30-1:20 in 4M39. EXCHANGES

An initiative of the Academic Working Group on Sustainability, a sub-committee of the Campus Sustainability Council.

Please join faculty from different disciplines to discuss how they understand sustainability, and how they integrate it into their classes through content and delivery in three diverse sessions. All sessions are from 12:30-1:20 in 4M39.

February 25: Concepts of Sustainability with Dawn Sutherland, Bruno Silvestre, Andy Park and Sandra Tomsons.
March 14: Teaching Sustainability with Jennifer Clary-Lemon, Royden Loewen and Devin Latimer
March 27: Course Delivery Alternatives with Don Metz, Asha Janzen and Louis Svenningsen.

(Click on the image to the right to view and download the PDF)


New waste sorting station in the Richardson Building

Our office, in partnership with Physical Plant, is undertaking a multi-phase project to improve waste diversion on campus. The first phase of this process was a review of public spaces, including the installation of 48 new waste sorting stations on campus, greatly increasing the number of locations for composting. The second phase will focus on office-level waste diversion, and we look forward to working with the University community to help us achieve our targets! If you have any questions or feedback, please send it along to or call 204.988.7618.