Win Textbooks for the Term!

Welcome Back

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Come one, come all to experience an exciting array of contests, games, booths and more!

Students are returning to campus and the Office of Sustainability will be here to welcome them alongside the rest of the university. We are going to be at various events across campus, inviting everyone to come:

  • learn something new
  • find ways to get involved and make a difference
  • play a skill-testing game (and maybe leave with a prize!)

Throughout Orientation and Week of Welcome (WOW), drop by the green sustainability tent in Main Quad for your chance to win textbooks for the term! You'll grab a ballot and collect stamps by completing up to four different activities to increase your chances of winning.

Schedule of events

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Graduate Students' Association: Information Fair
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Telus Centre Atrium

Calling all graduate students! Learn more about the sustainability services and programs available at UAlberta, and don’t miss the opportunity to enter to win textbooks for the term with your Sustainability Passport!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Annual TAWOW Welcoming Event
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

TAWOW is an annual interactive booth fair held specifically to welcome new and continuing First Nations, Métis and Inuit students to the University of Alberta. Come visit the Office of Sustainability’s booth to learn more about the sustainability services and programs available at UAlberta, and don’t miss the opportunity to enter to win textbooks for the term.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Transitions InfoMart
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Business Atrium

Calling all international students! Learn more about UAlberta’s waste and recycling system. Hone your waste sorting skills by playing Recycle-It-Right, and don't miss the opportunity to win textbooks for the term.

BaseCamp BBQ
4 p.m.–6 p.m.
Main Quad

For those attending BaseCamp, pop by to enjoy your BBQ. The Office of Sustainability waste experts will be there to provide tips on campus recycling and composting system.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Orientation Pancake Breakfast
Starting at 8 a.m.
Main Quad

Enjoy a delicious free breakfast, courtesy of your Students’ Union! The Office of Sustainability waste experts will be available to provide tips on the campus recycling and composting system.

Tuesday, September 5 – Friday, September 8, 2017

WOW Pancake Breakfast
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Main Quad

Head to campus early for a delicious free breakfast courtesy of your Students’ Union. The Office of Sustainability’s waste experts will be there with tips on using the campus recycling and composting system.

Sustainability @ Clubs Fair
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CCIS Quad

Help us kick off Week of Welcome in style by visiting Sustainability Central. Pop by and chat with knowledgeable and engaging staff ready to answer questions, share fun facts and get everyone involved in campus sustainability! Take part in engaging activities, contests and games—you might even win a prize! Try your hand at Recycle-It-Right, a carnival-inspired waste-sorting game, and commit to One Simple Act on Campus. By playing these games, you'll increase your chances to win textbooks for the term, so don’t forget to get your Sustainability Passport stamped!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

East Campus Village Block Party
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
East Campus Commons

For those residents living in East Campus Village, come meet your neighbours and enjoy a BBQ. The Office of Sustainability waste experts and Transitions volunteers will be there to provide tips on the residence recycling and composting system.

Did you know...

UAlberta's Students' Union works with the Office of Sustainability every year to incorporate sustainability features into their September events. They are greening the pancake breakfast and beer gardens this year, so keep your eyes peeled for sustainability features throughout the week!

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Partners in sustainability

The Students’ Union works with the Office of Sustainability every year to incorporate sustainability features into their September events. They are greening Pancake Breakfast and the beer gardens, so keep your eyes peeled for sustainability features throughout the week.

Sustainability Stops

Keep your eyes out for our sustainability stops, and our recycling guides so you can learn even more about sustainability at the University of Alberta.

 

Basket of colourful pens, signs covered in slogans, on table

Moving into residences?

How about some tips to make your living space as sustainable as possible, courtesy of the Office of Sustainability’s official blog.