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Snow, warm drinks, and crackling fireplaces. Or looming deadlines, long lines, and final exams. However you see it, the holiday season has started and we're enjoying the buzz all around us! This month's Greener News has lots of tips, tricks, and updates on all the great things happening at U of T as the end of the year draws near. Don't forget to play our Green Living Bingo below and share with your friends - how many can you score?

This month’s habit in focus: Keeping the thermostat a couple degrees lower is a nice excuse to wear some cozy holiday sweaters and cabin socks! 

Becoming a global sustainability leader

New report lays out U of T campus sustainability road map. U of T building projects will be used as “living labs” to try out new sustainable technologies.
Host an event with the right kind of impact

Download our new Sustainable Events Checklist to help make your next event more conscious and inclusive!  
Reminder: Break down your cardboard boxes!

Whether you're moving to a new place or giving gifts, remember to break down your boxes to recycle them! 
St. George Catering releases new holiday menu

Need a caterer for your next event? See the mouthwatering, healthy options from our UTSG caterer! 
U of T graduates are increasingly sought after in the workforce

Engineering grad Enakshi Shah ties her interest in sustainability to her career plans in the Toronto job market.
Slow fashion in the Phillippines

Learn more about slow fashion in the Phillippines in this podcast with U of T's Kevin Lewis O'Neill and Columbia University's Denise Cruz.
U of T alumnus and student excel in accessibility competition

Their award-winning poster campaign shifts attention away from stereotypes about accessibility.
Federal Minister Hadju talks at Rotman about the gender pay gap

The Minister of Employment stressed the importance of pay equity and recognizing the value of care work.
Systematic barriers remain for many who are Canadian and Indigenous

U of T expert addresses how Canada can empower Indigenous communities in meaningful ways. 

Are you a full-time or part-time U of T student with financial needs related to daycare? Apply for the UTSU Dollar for Daycare Grant by March 1, 2019.

UTM Professor Jennifer Stellar talks about the benefits to wellbeing and health that positive behaviour might bring.

Check the U of T Student Life website to see where you can get vaccinated this winter. 
U of T student is raising the alarm about collapsing Toronto ravines
Ecological grief a growing problem, says U of T PhD candidate
UTSC and Centennial building a "farm in the sky"
Thu, Dec 6th 12:00-2:00 pm
Join the Commemoration event at Hart House to remember the victims of gender-based violence. 
Various libraries at UTSG until Dec 7 
In exchange for a non-perishable food item, U of T Libraries will waive $2 of library fines (up to a maximum of $20)!
Fri, Dec 7th 12:00-4:00 pm
Enjoyed our November SWAP event? Then join Regenesis U of T's free store pop-ups, where you can find items from clothes to kitchen utensils for free.
Fri, Dec 7th 5:30-8:30pm
Join The Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee at U of T for a screening of Home.
Mon, Dec 10th 6:30-7:30pm
Understand the impact that urban life and micro-plastics have on the environment in this Fragile Planets talk.
Get crafty this holiday season! Reuse common household items for gift wrapping and decorations. Try making your own holiday decorations this year from reused paper, like our students did! Fun, easy, and a great way to reduce stress.  
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