Workshops

The Office of Sustainability offers hands-on training to offices, student groups and campus organizations interested in discovering real ways to adopt a sustainable workplace and lifestyle. Understand and get useful tips for sustainable eating, green cleaning, and more.

Workshops are 60 to 90 minutes in length. Timing is dependent on the availability of the presenter. Group size should be between 10 and 20 people.

Workshops

Testimonials

"What a fabulous presentation you did today! I found it so well presented, the activity was engaging, surprising and informative." 

— participant, Farm to Fridge workshop

"I enjoyed making my own multi-purpose cleaner. I was educational to learn about the ingredients of cleaners that are harmful/dangerous to use. I am happy there are safe alternatives." 

— participant, Green Cleaning workshop 


Paper Cut – reduce your paper use

Books. Notepads. Worksheets. Paper-towel. Much of a university student's daily activities rely on paper. Given how many paper products are used, the environmental footprint can pile up quickly. During this workshop, you will learn about the impact of paper, participate in busting some myths, and will leave with some creative ways to cut down on paper.

Paper Cut – go paperless in the classroom

Books. Notepads. Worksheets. Much of our daily classroom activities rely on paper. Given how many paper products are used, the environmental footprint can pile up quickly. During this workshop, you will learn about the impact of paper, participate in busting some myths, and will leave with some creative ways to cut down on paper. Who knows, maybe you can be a paperLESS teacher.

Introduction to campus sustainability

The Office of Sustainability is the hub of the campus sustainability initiative. Learn what has happened since 2009 in the areas of outreach & engagement, facilities & operations, and teaching & research. As a result of this workshop you will understand how sustainability is integrated into the way we live and work on campus. You will learn how our university is leading the way, obtain interesting facts of relevance to your day to day activities, and learn the many ways you can get involved building a sustainable future.

From farm to fridge

The options available in the grocery store can be overwhelming: paper, plastic or re-usable; local or organic; bulk or packaged? What is the best choice? We will examine some common grocery store conundrums you have to make everyday surrounding the food you eat. You will leave this workshop armed with information on how to reduce the environmental impact of your food choices.

Be green and clean – simple green cleaning solutions

Open your cupboard or peer under your sink... everyday household items can be used as effective and eco-friendly cleaning supplies! Learn more about the draw backs to chemical-laden cleaners, the benefits of green cleaning solutions and how simple it can be to start cleaning green. Using readily available ingredients in your home, you will walk away with green cleaning tips, money saving recipes and your very own home-made cleaner.

Office of Sustainability
sustainability@ualberta.ca
780-492-9289

Did you know?

People who have stronger intrinsic values—including belief in the social good and environmental values—tend to live more sustainable lifestyles. They are also more motivated to build their own knowledge, skills and capacity to do more for the common good.