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School is starting up again and beautiful fall days are approaching, so now is the perfect time to catch up on some green U of T news! 

This month's Habit in Focus: Pack your litterless lunch and save a bunch!
Reminder: U of T is Bottled Water Free 

Skip the plastic and enjoy publicly available tap water. Not sure where to fill up? Here’s a map for that
Stories of Taddle Creek

Students use ecocriticism, the study of literature and the environment, to examine some of U of T’s most well-known trails.
Just Vertical: Promoting food sustainability via indoor gardens

Company launched by U of T alumni provides indoor hydroponic gardens to help you grow your own produce.
Young activist, Sam Demma, starts environmental studies at U of T 

Sam is a co-founder of PickWaste, an environmental initiative that discusses waste issues and hosts clean-ups. 
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The takeaway for pedestrians and cyclists: Drivers aren’t seeing you.

More than half of Toronto drivers in U of T study didn't look for cyclists and pedestrians before turning right.
Saving our future by seeing our past

U of T PhD student has created a new way to understand fossil ecosystems. His insights could help us navigate climate change in the here and now.
U of T-led projects receive federal funding injection

One of the projects is looking to find genes in vegetables that give the plants broader resistance to disease. 
Climate change and ocean chemistry

Researchers suggest that if contemporary global carbon emissions continue to rise, the future of many fish species could be at risk.
U of T researchers conduct most comprehensive mercury test in the GTA

Results from samplers across the region indicate low concentrations, but show inaccurate reporting to the gov't.
 
Take tips from the TRCA on how to build and maintain a rain garden to aid stormwater management.
In addition to services offered by a family physician, the centre helps with food and nutrition, quitting smoking, sexual health, and more.

Start the semester right by relaxing at Hart House meditation moments every Tuesday & Wednesday. 
Sept 12th 10 am - 4 pm
Miss us at Clubs Carnival? Catch us at Street Fest on Wednesday! Find our table to chat with the Sustainability Office team and win reusable prizes!
Sept 15th
The Faculty of Music will participate in Canada-wide concert.
Sept 28th
Academics, policymakers, and industry experts will discuss pertinent issues around diversity and inclusion. 
Oct 1st
Join Dalla Lana School of Public Health for their first FREE GIS skills workshop. Registration required
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