Sustainability Week at UCalgary
Oct. 25-29, 2021
Join us this Sustainability Week for an opportunity to meet like-minded people who are interested in sustainability on campus. Learn more about the ways you can get involved in and be part of meaningful discussions on how UCalgary can further advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This week’s events include speaker panels, interactive idea-generating workshops, and discussions on topics such as sustainable living on residence, eco-grief, the sustainability tech ecosystem, solutions to sustainability challenges on campus and much more!
See the upcoming events for this week below. Events will be offered online, with some presented in-person.
Please remember to wear a mask and review UCalgary’s COVIDSafe Campus Protocols to participate in in-person events.
Urban Calgary Students Association: Urban Talks (online)
October 25 (2–3p.m.)
Join us for the first ever Urban Talk event of the year. Featured topics include urban design and sustainable communities.
Topic connects to SDG 11.
Meal Exchange: Campus food Town hall (in-person)
October 25 (3–4p.m.)
Join us to hear from students about their experience with food at the UCalgary campus. This will be an open discussion to talk about food justice, food systems, food insecurity and anything else to do with food! Come join the conversation about good food!
Topic connects to SDGs 2 and 3.
Residence: Sustainable household practices (online)
October 26 (3–4p.m.)
Looking for ways to reduce waste while adjusting to the residence lifestyle? Come join the Office of Sustainability for some discussion on habits you can incorporate into your daily routine. Participants will be entered to win one of several sustainable journey starter kits.
Topic connects to SDGs 12 and 13.
Hunter Hub Solutions Lab: Resilient Food Systems Challenge Awards Presentation (online)
October 27 (5–6.30p.m.)
Join the Hunter Hub and the Office of Sustainability for the awards presentations to the winners of Hunter Hub Solutions Lab: Resilient Food Systems Challenge. Students have been developing solutions to build Resilient Food Systems in Alberta. We are excited to announce the winners and welcome you to join us in celebrating their amazing work!
If you would like to attend the awards presentation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom log in information.
Well-being and resilience in the midst of Climate Change (online)
October 28 (3–5p.m.)
Join UCalgary’s Office of Sustainability and Bow Valley College for “Well-being & Resilience in the Midst of Climate Change.” This event will highlight the connections between sustainability and mental well-being by helping participants explore the concepts of ecological grief, climate anxiety, and other emotional responses to a rapidly changing climate.
Topic connects to SDGs 3 and 13.
Our Sustainability Tech Ecosystem (online)
October 28 (6–7.30p.m.)
Join us for an exciting panel discussion to explore how the information technology landscape is advancing sustainability-focused solutions across the ecological, social and economical issues of today. Hear from experts on how these advancements in information technology allow us to measure how sustainability varies geographically across our planet, and explore these unique solutions depending on local priorities and social situations.
Topic connects to SDG 9.
October 29 (12–1p.m.)
Join our student team in partnership with the Office of Sustainability as they lead great conversations about sustainable environments, societies and communities! Drop-in anytime - stay for a bit, stay for the whole time! All are welcome. DiversiTEA runs every Friday at 12 pm MST in a blended format. You are welcome to be in the Centre for the event and drink our tea. You are also welcome to participate at home through Zoom and drink your own tea.
Topic connects to SDG 11.