Events

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Oct
16
Mon
2017
Waste Reduction Week
Oct 16 – Oct 20 all-day

The Sustainability Office is planning another Zero Waste Week during October 16th to October 20th. This event is aimed at building a culture of reducing and diverting waste throughout campus. Solidifying this culture is essential to accomplishing our goal of a zero-waste campus – which is achieving a 90% waste diversion rate by 2035.

Throughout the week, there will be multiple activities to participate in, such as the Zero Waste Challenge, an online Waste Reduction quiz, a Sort-A-Thon, and a Green Office Challenge for staff and faculty!

Join the discussion during the event using the hashtag #UWzerowaste, and make sure to participate for your chance to win cool prizes!

Oct
19
Thu
2017
SCI Talks: The Future of CarSharing @ EV3
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Is it possible to live a car-free or less car dependent life? How could that be achieved, and what are your options? Furthermore, what is carsharing, and how does this option fit into your transportation options? Find out what CarSharing is and how this quickly developing industry is set to change you live and move around.ABOUT SCI TALKS
SCI Talks is intended to engage and educate UW community members on sustainability ideas. Each talk will be presented by a local member of the community who is involved in sustainability whether it’s head-on or behind-the-scenes. Each talk is 1 hour long with a presentation or workshop and Q & A at the end. You will have the opportunity to network and engage with the speaker throughout their talk – ask any questions you have on their experiences and passions.
The SCI Talks are going to be held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM at EV3-4408 from October 5 to November 9 (excluding October 12). Every time you attend a SCI Talk you have a higher chance of winning in our Weekly Draw.
Want to volunteer? Volunteers will receive a gift of appreciation at the end of the term if attending 3/5 SCI Talks. tinyurl.com/scitalkvolunteers
Want to be notified for future speaking opportunities? tinyurl.com/scitalkssignup
Bring your friends for an educational and fun experience! We hope to see you all there!

Oct
25
Wed
2017
climate change outreach volunteers needed!
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cambridge City Green MeetUp
Wednesday, October 25 at 9:00 AM

Hi everyone, A different kind of “volunteer opportunity” (aside from tree planting, Cambridge Community Clean Up or a City Green event that we normall…

climate change outreach volunteers needed!

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017, 9:00 AM

Cambridge Mall (Community Kiosk)
355 Hespeler Rd Cambridge, ON

2 be-the-change volunteers Attending

Hi everyone,A different kind of “volunteer opportunity” (aside from tree planting, Cambridge Community Clean Up or a City Green event that we normally post here….there are 2 opportunities below to either contribute YOUR ideas or seek others’ opinions to shape how this community will address climate change – specifically emissions reduction targe…

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Oct
26
Thu
2017
SCI Talks: Working with Purpose – Embedding Sustainability @ EV3
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Meet Simone. Simone helps make food sustainable at Provision Coalition by coordinating strategic planning sessions that help food and beverage manufacturing companies embed sustainability into their strategic plans.
Simone supports the onsite coaching and mentoring strategic planning sessions at Provision Coalition, a company that helps manufacturing companies across Canada make food sustainably. In her presentation, she will share the step-by-step process used to embed sustainability into business strategy and discuss the real opportunities and challenges. Connecting organizational purpose to personal purpose, she will show how as an emerging sustainability professional, you should define your purpose in order to find meaningful work.
Website Biographyhttps://provisioncoalition.com/aboutus/leadershipprofiles
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/sim_weinstein
Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/simweinstein/ABOUT SCI TALKS
SCI Talks is intended to engage and educate UW community members on sustainability ideas. Each talk will be presented by a local member of the community who is involved in sustainability whether it’s head-on or behind-the-scenes. Each talk is 1 hour long with a presentation or workshop and Q & A at the end. You will have the opportunity to network and engage with the speaker throughout their talk – ask any questions you have on their experiences and passions.
The SCI Talks are going to be held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM at EV3-4408 from October 5 to November 9 (excluding October 12). Every time you attend a SCI Talk you have a higher chance of winning in our Weekly Draw.
Want to volunteer? Volunteers will receive a gift of appreciation at the end of the term if attending 3/5 SCI Talks. tinyurl.com/scitalkvolunteers
Want to be notified for future speaking opportunities? tinyurl.com/scitalkssignup
Bring your friends for an educational and fun experience! We hope to see you all there!

Nov
2
Thu
2017
SCI Talks: Building Sustainability at Waterloo @ EV3
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

What is Waterloo doing to improve sustainability on campus? What role can students and employees play? Join Mat Thijssen and Sustainable Campus Initiative for a discussion about Waterloo’s 2016 annual Sustainability Report and the directions of Waterloo’s first-ever Environmental Sustainability Strategy. The talk will be hosted by Mat Thijssen, the University of Waterloo’s Sustainability Coordinator, who leads institutional environmental sustainability efforts across campus.

BIOGRAPHY
Mat Thijssen coordinates the University of Waterloo’s sustainability activities and efforts, in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders on and off campus. He also provides support to the President’s Advisory Committee onEnvironmental Sustainability. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Mat worked for three years with Sustainable Waterloo Region, a local environmental non-profit that helps convert organizational interest in sustainability into tangible action.
Contact him by email mthijssen@uwaterloo.ca, phone 519-888-4567 x30271. His office is located in EV1 301.ABOUT SCI TALKS
SCI Talks is intended to engage and educate UW community members on sustainability ideas. Each talk will be presented by a local member of the community who is involved in sustainability whether it’s head-on or behind-the-scenes. Each talk is 1 hour long with a presentation or workshop and Q & A at the end. You will have the opportunity to network and engage with the speaker throughout their talk – ask any questions you have on their experiences and passions.
The SCI Talks are going to be held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM at EV3-4408 from October 5 to November 9 (excluding October 12). Every time you attend a SCI Talk you have a higher chance of winning in our Weekly Draw.
Want to volunteer? Volunteers will receive a gift of appreciation at the end of the term if attending 3/5 SCI Talks. tinyurl.com/scitalkvolunteers
Want to be notified for future speaking opportunities? tinyurl.com/scitalkssignup
Bring your friends for an educational and fun experience! We hope to see you all there!

Nov
6
Mon
2017
We need volunteers!
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cambridge City Green MeetUp
Monday, November 6 at 6:00 PM

We are recruiting new members for our planning committee! We meet monthly to organize the events that help keep our city beautiful, such as the cit…

We need volunteers!

Monday, Nov 6, 2017, 6:00 PM

Cambridge City Hall
50 Dickson Street Cambridge, ON

1 be-the-change volunteers Attending

We are recruiting new members for our planning committee!We meet monthly to organize the events that help keep our city beautiful, such as the city-wide Spring Community Clean-Up, tree planting events, and environmental information nights.If you have some great ideas and enthusiasm to make a difference in your community, please join us!Let us…

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Nov
9
Thu
2017
SCI Talks: Transformative Conversations on Climate @ EV3
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Climate change is the pre-eminent global issue of our time, yet many of us still struggle to find the right language, time and place to talk about it. Beyond Crisis is a 1-hour film that models a constructive dialogue on climate change, with over 50 diverse voices spread over 5 chapters. Drawing from the major themes presented in the film, this workshop will focus on techniques for hosting meaningful dialogues and deepening engagement in these areas. Short clips from the film will be presented, followed by engaging activities for us to reflect and share knowledge and experiences, opening ourselves to greater transformative discourse around climate. 

BIOGRAPHY
Kai is a documentary and social change filmmaker, experienced in end-to-end video storytelling and creation, co-founder of the multimedia company Better Creative. Beyond Crisis is his first feature-length film, as a powerful story for new & transformative discourse around global climate change.
Kai is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Master of Climate Change (MCC) program and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a focus on film and video, through NSCAD University. Production credits include short works for social change groups such as 350.org, Swarm, Climate Matters, the Climate Emergency Institute and the Goenchi Mati Movement among others. 
Link: http://www.beyondcrisisfilm.com/ABOUT SCI TALKS
SCI Talks is intended to engage and educate UW community members on sustainability ideas. Each talk will be presented by a local member of the community who is involved in sustainability whether it’s head-on or behind-the-scenes. Each talk is 1 hour long with a presentation or workshop and Q & A at the end. You will have the opportunity to network and engage with the speaker throughout their talk – ask any questions you have on their experiences and passions.
The SCI Talks are going to be held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM at EV3-4408 from October 5 to November 9 (excluding October 12). Every time you attend a SCI Talk you have a higher chance of winning in our Weekly Draw.
Want to volunteer? Volunteers will receive a gift of appreciation at the end of the term if attending 3/5 SCI Talks. tinyurl.com/scitalkvolunteers
Want to be notified for future speaking opportunities? tinyurl.com/scitalkssignup
Bring your friends for an educational and fun experience! We hope to see you all there!

Mar
7
Wed
2018
TransitionKW annual General Meeting @ tba
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

TransitionKW annual General Meeting