SAW 2015

The eighth annual Sustainability Awareness Week ran from October 21 to 25, 2015. The week was chock-a-block full of amazing events, tours, workshops and incredible sustainability learning. 9,746 connections were made at 53 events hosted by 53 student groups, campus and community organizations.

Highlights from SAW 2015

  • MacEwan University participated by hosting the launch of Earth Common Journal's latest issue.
  • The EcoCar team held a sustainability design charette for other students from all disciplines.
  • An alumna gave a tour of her co-creation, the Mosaic Centre, Alberta's first net-zero energy commercial building.
  • The Landing raised awareness of asexual orientation with a Cake Day celebration.

Thank you to our partners

Coordinated by the Office of Sustainability, this week was made possible through the commitment, enthusiasm, and hard work of 34 campus organizations and 19 community organizations.

The Office of Sustainability would like to give special thanks to our three sponsors:

  • Aramark provided a free local BBQ for attendees of the SAW Kick Off event
  • Red Arrow Motorcoach provided free round trips to Calgary as part of our Eco-Prize Packs
  • Grey's Paper provided locally manufactured recycled paper for our posters and programs

Our campus and community partners included:

  • Alberta Chapter - Canada Green Building Council
  • Alberta Emerald Foundation
  • Alberta Intersections of Sustainability Network: Water Governance, Climate Change and the Futures of Communities
  • Alberta School of Business
  • Alberta Recycling Management Authority
  • Alberta Venture
  • Aramark
  • Boxall
  • Campus Saint-Jean
  • Campus Vert
  • Campus Visits Program, Office of the Registrar
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Northern Alberta
  • CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre
  • City of Edmonton
  • City of Edmonton - Blatchford
  • Club de danse et fitness
  • Earth Common Journal
  • Earthwise
  • eHUB
  • EcoCar Team
  • Edmonton Waste Management Centre
  • Energy Management and Sustainable Operations
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Facilities and Operations
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
  • Feminists at the University of Alberta
  • Greys Paper Recycling Industries
  • Global Education Program, University of Alberta International
  • Greenpeace On Campus
  • Health and Wellness Movement
  • Healthnuts
  • Hole School of Construction, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Howell Mayhew Engineering
  • Learning ~ Advising ~ Beyond, Augustana Campus
  • MacEwan University
  • Mosaic Family of Companies, EcoAmmo
  • Music Is A Weapon
  • Office of the Provost
  • Oilsands Student Delegation
  • Parking Services
  • Pogo CarShare
  • Red Arrow Motorcoach
  • Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology Students Association
  • Shanked Computer Recycling
  • Students’ Union
  • Sustain SU
  • The Landing
  • The Local Good
  • Undergraduate Research Initiative
  • University of Alberta Energy Club
  • University of Alberta Net Impact
  • University of Alberta Observatory
  • University of Alberta Outdoors Club
  • Vehicle Pool