Sustainable Cities (Virtual) - Calgary

Alongside your peers, learn about environmental, economic and social sustainability in Calgary.

Sustainable Cities - Calgary

Understanding your role in building a sustainable future

Want to do something about sustainability, but don't know where to start? ucalgarycares Sustainable Cities is a co-curricular program where students learn about environmental, economic and social sustainability while making a difference. Over February Reading Week, the group learns from, and volunteers at, a wide variety of agencies. Examples of past activities include a presentation from the City of Calgary's Climate Program, making environmentally friendly household cleaners at Green Calgary and building hampers at the Calgary Food Bank.


Where: Calgary

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the ucalgarycares programs are on hold for 2022, therefore registration is not open at this time. Please refer to LSE Events for current events available through the Leadership and Student Engagement office as well as current programs offered through Community Engagement.

Prior to February, the participants attend four workshops to prepare themselves for their Reading Week experience. This is a great way to gain experience, get Co-Curricular Record credit, develop leadership skills, make friends and have a great time.

More information

Application deadline: Applications for this program are no longer being accepted.

Estimated Cost: This program is free for students

Co-Curricular Record: Yes

Please contact for more information or if you have any financial concerns.

Additional Considerations

Some activities may occur outdoors and therefore it is critical to dress for the weather.

The 2021 program itinerary is subject to change.

Being part of the Sustainable cities program not just opened my eyes to the city’s efforts toward transitioning to sustainable future but also helped me develop professional skills like leadership, informal learning (workshops & trainings), and reflective model learning

2019 Participant