SAW 2016

The ninth annual Sustainability Awareness Week ran from October 24 to 28, 2016.

Highlights from SAW 2016

  • MacEwan University contributed several amazing tours, including a trip to its rooftop beekeeper.
  • Indigenous perspectives were provided daily, starting with an indigenous history of the river valley shared by education professor Dwayne Donald; and finishing with a talk on Syilx environmental philosophy.
  • UAlberta North brought in the filmmaker to debut Guardians of Eternity, a documentary film on the Yukon's abandoned Giant gold mine.
  • A freecycle in the Department of Chemistry gave tons of glassware a new life.
  • Sustain SU held a pop-up thrift shop in the SUB basement, with clothes available for swap or at student-friendly prices.

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.
  • Noorish provided free yoga passes as part of our Eco-Prize Packs.