SAW 2010

The University of Alberta’s third annual Sustainability Awareness Week (SAW) took place October 18-22, 2010. This year, the Office of Sustainability partnered with 28 other university collaborators and 11 outside organizations.

With the collaboration of these partners and the assistance of 11 sponsors, SAW 2010 featured 64 campus events in 6 days across 4 campuses and engaged over 6500 people.. Events helped U of A students, staff, and faculty become more aware of sustainability issues and highlighted how individuals can make a difference when it comes to sustainability both on and off campus.

SAW 2010 events included:

  • A mini farmers’ market and workshops 
  • Tours of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre and Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant 
  • A sustainability fair 
  • Tours of sustainable buildings and features on campus 
  • A musical concert by Voices of Nature 
  • A speaking engagement with Chris Turner 
  • Free bike checks 
  • Party with a Purpose 



Click here to see more photos from SAW 2010.

On-campus partners

Environmental Coordination Office of Students, Students' Union, Energy Club, Campus Sustainability Coalition, Environmental Conservation Students Association, Net Impact, Music is a Weapon, Campus vert, APIRG, WUSC, Commerce Energy and Environment Group (CEEG), SUSJ (Student Umbrella for Social Justice), Students Against Global Apathy (SAGA), Student Delegation to the Oil Sands, Greenpeace on Campus, Engineers without Borders, Make Poverty History, School of Energy and Environment (SEE), Faculty of Education, Faculty of Arts, Department of Facilities and Operations, Office of Sustainability, Office of the Registrar and Student Awards, CAPS, Aramark, Campus Saint-Jean – comite de development durable, Augustana Campus – Sustainability and Enterprise Square.

Off-campus partners

Art Gallery of Alberta, the City of Edmonton’s Office of Environment and Energy and Edmonton Transit Service, and the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ Society.

A big thank you to our sponsors!

CKUA radio, McCallum Print, APIRG, Dynacor Media, Vital Engineering, KFR Engineering, HB Lanarc, ABCRC, the Art Gallery of Alberta, Supertint, and the City of Edmonton.