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Happy May! Spring is officially here, even if it may not feel like it. Here are highlights from May's Greener News:

Greenest Employer 2019 - U of T has been named among Canada's Greenest Employers for the sixth time.

Celebrate spring on campus -  You can tag your photos of spring with #UofTBlooms to be featured on U of T's digital channels. Pictured below are the budding and blooming magnolia trees outside of the Alumni House. Ever wonder about the roots behind the greenery around King's College Circle? This throwback article from U of T Magazine gives a glimpse into the landscape.


Clean up the Don: Chelsea Rochman’s U of T Trash Team is leading the annual “Clean Up The Don” event in collaboration with TRCA’s Paddle the Don on May 5. You can sign-up for one of the cleanup sites: EglintonET Seton ParkPottery RoadRiverdale ParkCorktown Commons.

This month's habit in focus: Spring clean, wherever you are. Remove leaves and debris from drains to help mitigate flooding, pick-up litter while on-the-go (join the plogging movement), or print less to reduce office clutter and waste. 
U of T named one of Canada's Greenest Employees for 2019! 

Campus green building and waste reduction efforts were among the reasons behind the decision.
University College renovations
Our oldest building's renovation will include new tech, improved accessibility and elements that compliment its heritage features.
Earth Day Every Day: Six things you can do for the environment today

Read tips from three U of T professors on what you can do right now to help the state of the environment.
U of T students and local teens work together to tell the story of Regent Park

The urban studies students work with a community organization to bust stereotypes around the neighborhood.
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Canada's first net-zero vertical farm will be a sustainable technology, skills, research, and training hub for students.

The company collaborates with clinics and hospitals worldwide, including in Uganda, Tanzania and Cambodia.

Climate indicators found and studied in permafrost reveal evidence of climate change in the Yukon.
U of T and University College London collaborate to solve global problems

The global partnership initiatives include co-sponsored research and joint work-shops. 

The playgrounds are built by a Canadian charity, and they provide play components for children of all abilities.
Mindful Moments Meditations continue throughout the summer

Learn practical skills to enhance your focus and relaxation at these free sessions on campus. 
U of T professor comments on rise of students seeking help for mental health

Many factors play a role in mental health reporting and issues faced. Learn about resources for support.
U of T alumna on convincing bankers to care about sustainability
Visitors CRAM U of T campus at one-night festival of ideas
U of T students win international social issues​ competition 
Cities and countries aim to slash plastic waste within a decade
Sun, May 5th, 10 am - 5 pm
Join the U of T Trash Team in this shoreline cleanup outing along the Don River! 
Sat, May 11th, 11 am - 4 pm
An interactive and exciting showcase of interdisciplinary exhibits from over 80 U of T departments and other local Toronto organizations. Don't miss out!
Tue, May 14th, 11 am - 1pm
Staff and faculty: learn about a wide range of services available to the internal U of T community. Come say hi to the St. George Sustainability Office! 
Tue, May 28th, 8:30 am
Join thought leaders, policy makers, community advocates and business leaders to learn about ways to meet the challenges of governing cities.
Earth day is every day. Help support the Bottle Free Campus Initiative at U of T by packing reusables and take advantage of the over 280 publicly available water sources we have on campus. Catering a group lunch on St. George? Please remind others to refrain from ordering bottled water, or choose a campus Food Services vendor that is familiar with U of T practices. 
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