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Summer is in full swing and we hope you've been enjoying all that the season has to offer! 

Below are highlights from this edition of Greener News:
  • Congratulations to our Caretaking team for keeping the campus clean and green! U of T St. George has been certified with honors to the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard Green Building Criteria. A big thank you to all staff that contribute to a #GreenerUofT.    
  • Work Study Job Applications with the Sustainability Office (and many others across campus) for Fall 2019/ Winter 2020 are posted on U of T's Career Learning Network.
  • The Sustainability Office's Green Ambassadors will meet Susan Debreceni from The U of T Trash Team (part of the Rochman Lab within Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) on August 29 to discuss their work with plastic waste and its impact on aquatic systems, and how the team mobilizes volunteers. Looking to join the staff network? Sign-up here.
Reminder: No stakes in the ground

Please do not insert lawn signs into the ground without permission. Connect with ACE for all of your event needs, including Lanyard Lending.
Student-focused sustainability plan underway at U of T

The plan aims to give students greater opportunities such as the chance to integrate sustainability content into various degree programs.
U of T joins U7+ Alliance discussion

President Meric Gertler represented U of T at the Paris summit and led a working group on climate change and sustainability.
Forest science and forest education joins Daniels Faculty

Forestry students will be able to collaborate with design scholars and access a broader range of supports.
Build your social enterprise

Entrepreneurs who are U of T-affiliated can apply for full-time workstations at ONRamp by Aug 23. Visit the website for more opportunities.
Roots to Reconciliation

Listen to this podcast episode of Views to the U, chronicling U of T expert Tracey Galloway's work on northern Indigenous populations in Canada.
Apply for a Work Study position with the Sustainability Office

Work Study Jobs across campus for Fall 2019/ Winter 2020 are posted on U of T's Career Learning Network.
The role of language in fossil fuel use

Changing the way we label and talk about fossil fuels is a must as we move to a low-carbon future, says Prof. Matt Hoffman.
Perks of intermittent water systems

U of T researcher David Taylor explores the benefits to intermittent water systems that deliver water on an "on" and "off" basis.
More investigation needed into microplastics in drinking water 

U of T researchers explore challenges around how microplastics may impact human health.
Oil sands monitoring paints an incomplete picture

U of T researcher finds emissions may be underestimated and that insufficient information may limit policy efforts. 
U of T meta-study finds heart-healthy effects of soy

Despite FDA proposal to revoke health claims, researchers find soy to have cholesterol-lowering effects.
Recommendations to improve LGBTQ health developed by U of T researchers

The 23 recommendations were presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health.
Review of the Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

All of those in the University community are invited to submit their feedback by September 30, 2019.
Sign-up for Hart House fitness classes

Try something new and join activities like Barre, Learn to Run and Judo! Drop-in classes and group training also offered at various levels.
Climate change should be part of government's financial decisions
How the exotic pet trade impacts native species: U of T researcher
U of T entrepeneur aims to provide more reliable power in Nigeria
U of T expert on Ontario's new proposed transit relief line
Aug 29, 12:00pm-1:00pm
The Sustainability Office's Green Ambassadors (a program open to U of T staff) will meet The U of T Trash Team to discuss urban litter and more!
Sept 4, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Clubs. Free food. Fun. Looking for reusables? Stop by for your chance to win a cutlery set or a reusable mug.
Sept 11, 10:00am- 3:00pm
St. George Street will be filled with food trucks, clubs and more! Drop by to test your campus waste sorting knowledge.
Sept 12 & Sept 13
Taught by experienced U of T experts and faculty. Accreditation is offered to family physicians and specialists.
Sept 16 - 22
Visit a participating U of T library to experience events from this year's theme - Oceans: Depths to Discover.
Sept 18 - Nov 30
A selection of powerful activist works from Canada's North will be presented at The Art Museum at U of T.
Sept onwards
JHI presents nine unique events to help the humanities explore strange weather as a symptom of our changing climate.
As final exams are underway and September looms, regularly schedule wellness breaks for greater productivity and improved peace of mind.
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