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We hope that your August is off to a great start and that you are enjoying this beautiful summer weather! 

This month’s Habit in Focus: Eat seasonal, eat local, eat well.

Sustainability Course Inventory

It's here! A NEW catalogue lists U of T undergraduate courses that are are sustainability-oriented. Take a browse through the diverse range of topics!  
Work Study applications open Aug. 8th

Keep an eye out for Work Study positions at the Sustainability Office for the 2018-2019 fall-winter term! Please share with interested students. 
U of T alumni and faculty members named to Order of Canada

Indigenous education champion Cindy Blackstock and aquatic ecosystems researcher Peter Dillon are among affiliates (both U of T alumni).
U of T alumni build app to crowdsource info on issues with bike parking

BikeSpace, funded by the City of Toronto, aims to gather info about bike parking issues with help from users.
Certify as a Green Course

Teaching a course this academic year? Want to reduce your environmental impact? Certify as a Green Course and celebrate your paper savings!
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Research inspired by nature awarded

Dwight Seferos was awarded the $125,000 McLean Award, which he will use in developing new biodegradable polymers or energy-storing plastics.
Inventory of litter in the Don River

U of T ecology expert Chelsea Rochman and students created an inventory of the litter to see what be making its way into Lake Ontario.
U of T doctor receives Department of Medicine's humanism in medicine award for demonstrating social justice values in clinical work.
Kofi Hope new Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning

The U of T alumnus aims to empower vulnerable residents to change Toronto urban policy to address inequality. 
Four U of T projects receive nearly $1 million from Connaught Fund

Among them is Prof. Cadotte's project consortium which aims to combat invasive species in urban areas.

U of T researcher suggests focusing on the present, rather than pursuing future happiness makes us happier. 
Hart House wellness classes are in full swing

Sign up for a Hart House wellness program or class to de-stress, connect and find your balance. 
U of T part of the team designing Toronto's first vertical forest
U of T professor part of driverless vehicle project to ease public transport use 
August 10
Join us for a tour of the U of T Sky Garden and learn more about urban agriculture! Find out more or RSVP by emailing the Sustainability Office
July 25 - August 18
Catch the Islands exhibition at Art Museum U of T. Works in this exhibition consider islands for their ecology, history, changes, memories, and more!
Upcoming
Want to learn more about U of T apiaries and the bzzz-ist pollinators? 
Find out more or RSVP by emailing the Sustainability Office!
September 3-5th 2018
Open to 1st or 2nd-year Arts & Science students, participate in a 3-day retreat sailing, canoeing, and learning about university life at U of T!
September 7-9th 2018
Get ready for North America's largest veggie celebration at Harbourfront Centre and with over 140 vendors and 40+ hours of music and programming.
In this video, we explore some of the beautiful green spaces of our U of T downtown Toronto campus. If you are feeling stressed or unable to focus, some fresh air might stimulate your productivity. Get outside and enjoy the warmth and greenery of the summer while it lasts!
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