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Spring is coming your way, (according to certain groundhogs), and so is this month's issue of Greener News! Whether it's the annual Green Gala, new research or revolutionary pilot projects, we've got something for everyone in this issue.

This month's habit in focus: Register for our annual Green Gala, check out the line-up for ecoFest 2019, or connect with one of the events in your local community!   

Final days to register for Green Gala! 

Join us on Thursday, March 7th to learn about carbon reduction efforts on all three U of T campuses, and for a Green Ribbon Awards night!  
Scott Mabury on his expanded role

"Four corners" strategy to include real estate partnerships to further U of T's development and sustainability goals.
New U of T building to bring together academic & public spaces

New build planned for 90 Queen’s Park Crescent will use 40% less energy than similar, conventional buildings!
U of T Entrepreneurship Week kicks off with Social Impact Day

Learn about new approaches and developing community-led solutions to global issues! 
In Memoriam: Michael Wilson

Among other accomplishments, the former finance minister and U of T's Chancellor Emeritus was a vocal advocate for mental health.
Celebrate Earth Hour 2019!

On March 30th, 8:30-9:30 pm, participate in Earth Hour by turning off the lights; have a candle-lit dinner, go stargazing, or host an Earth Hour party!

U of T led study shows that growing more of the same kinds of crops around the world is presenting a major challenge to agricultural sustainability.

The home-sharing program sought to reduce social isolation and loneliness in both youth and elderly.

Over 90 students were matched with local organizations in this 3-day volunteer and learning experience.

The telepsychology program links OISE doctoral students with school teachers to promote student success.
Dalla Lana Chair in Global Health Policy Xiaolin Wei heads study on excessive antibiotic use in China.
U of T alumnus, blogger, and nutritionist Nazima Qureshi talks about unifying healthy habits with cultural foods and practices for Muslim women.
U of T to offer smoking cessation programs for faculty & staff

The upcoming information session will provide helpful strategies and resources for smoking cessation.
Mental Health in the Workplace

How employers and coworkers can create inclusive environments for colleagues with mental illnesses and recognize mental health crises?
New university rankings to be linked to sustainable development
Global warming could cause more food poisoning, U of T study says
U of T's Transitional Year Program rooted in black community
Interview: Professor John Robinson on U of T campus as a living lab
Thu, March 7th 5 - 7pm
Join us in learning about carbon reduction efforts on all three U of T campuses and connect with the sustainability community. Register
March 18th & 28th, April 3rd
Check out these upcoming events, including a symposium on "Building a Post-Carbon World."  
March 4th-15th
The two week long environmental and sustainability campaign organized by UTERN and other on-campus groups is full of cool events and activities!
Tues, March 12th 1 - 3 pm
Join ENSU and the Sustainability Office for a free meal and DIY reusable cutlery pouches.
Wed, March 6th & 13th 12 - 2pm
Drop by the Swap Shop to choose from a selection of free materials for your various re-use needs. Bring your U of T ID.
Friday, March 15th 4 - 6 pm
Get hands-on with Dig in! Campus Agriculture at the annual Soil Block Workshop and help start vegetable seeds.
Wed, March 13th 5 - 8 pm
Don't throw it away! Bring small appliances, home electronics and more to this event and learn how to repair them with the Repair Cafe.
Mon, March 25th 12:30 - 5 pm
Learn about challenges and advances in patient-centred environmentally sustainable health systems.
Symposium date: May 28th, 2019
Proposals due March 8th for this tri-campus event on critically conceptualizing learning environments.
Recycle your batteries properly and use rechargeable batteries when you can! You can find campus battery drop-off stations under the "Green" and "Recycle" layer of the U of T Map
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