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We're quickly getting to the busiest time of the year! Take a minute - or five! - to refocus and recharge with your favourite hot beverage and the latest sustainability scoop. 👇

Leave those leaves!

What may be an eyesore to some and a chore to others is actually a great way to allow nutrients to reabsorb into the soil. 
Where does it all go? A look at composting on campus

A look into U of T's composting initiatives and how its policies are implemented and utilized across the different colleges on campus. 
U of T electric vehicle partnership earns $9 million investment

U of T's Electric Vehicle Research Centre secures major investment to support research into electric vehicle technologies.
U of T chemistry team advances to ‘close the carbon cycle’

Can we turn carbon dioxide into renewable fuel? U of T's Solar Fuel Cluster team develops a process to tackle the CO2 problem.
What's for dinner? New study reveals how low-income families choose what's on their plate

U of T's sociology researchers showcase unconventional findings about nutrition in low-income families.
De-stress with indoor plants

With the green getting scarce outside, take advantage of the mood- and health-boosting benefits of plants by getting a few new potted roommates. 
Bella the Therapy Dog @ Gerstein

Get your puppy fix with Bella every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of the semester. If you can't make it, check out #BellaAtGerstein 
Keep your ears safe during your commute

To keep your sustainable commute as beneficial as possible, make sure to take care to keep your ears protected from excessive noise. 
Toronto is getting a waterfront park the size of 14 football fields
Thunder Bay campaign to stop locals from using plastic straws
TTC plans to buy first electric buses, targets emissions-free fleet by 2040
The Top Zero Waste Gifts for Every Budget
A focus on gender at the UN climate talks
December 5
Join an event at UTM to learn about ways to make our urban environments more sustainable through the joint efforts of the government, universities and NGOs. RSVP here.
December 6
An event exploring the need of newer scientific innovations to guide policymaking in an era of uncertainty and extreme risk.
December 6
Hart House invites you to commemorate and reflect on the women whose lives have been lost and for whom violence is a daily reality.
December 8
Get ahead of exam stress with this FREE event! There will be therapy dogs, arts and crafts, massage therapy, review sessions, and more! 
December 13
Learn about the benefits of green infrastructure and low impact development including flood control, water quality, habitat protection and multi-function public space.
December 17
On the hunt for perfect holiday gifts? Come and check out this year's vegan market, full of great options from a curated selection of some of the best vegan-friendly local businesses!
Support sustainable fashion by swapping your unworn pieces with friends!
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