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As the leaves turn colour and the fall term kicks off once again, we hope that you are feeling productive, cozy, and ready to achieve your goals. October is Campus Sustainability month and we hope to strengthen your commitment to sustainability by connecting you to the latest in the community, research, news, and upcoming events.

This month’s reminder: Campus sustainability starts with you.

Green initiatives are sprouting at all three campuses

U of T has set ambitious targets for becoming more sustainable, and is enlisting faculty and students for help. 
The Cities We Need

The University of Toronto Magazine's autumn 2018 issue is out and takes a look at how cities can be sustainable, accessible, affordable – and fun!
The University Climate Change Coalition publishes 1st progress report

UC3, which U of T joined earlier this year, has released a 6-month progress report. See pages 52-53 for U of T.
U of T takes strides in promoting equity and diversity

49 recommendations to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in research activities have been accepted.
Need lanyards for your next event?

Lanyard Lending is now available from Academic + Campus Events (ACE)! The program was initiated by the Sustainability Office.
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U of T startup that turns food waste into bioplastic gaining traction

U of T student-backed group Genecis takes food waste and transforms it into a high-quality biodegradable plastic. 
Assistant professor brings Indigenous knowledge to sciences

Nicole Latulippe brings Indigenous knowledge, governance and advocacy experience to UTSC.
U of T study finds that large trucks can be some of the biggest polluters

Study finds that vehicle type may matter more than the volume of traffic.
U of T scholars develop plan to combat corruption in healthcare

Scholars from the WHO Collaborating Centre developed a blueprint to fight global corruption in the health sector. 
WHO report finds 1/4 of world's adults physically inactive

U of T Professor John Cairney reflects on recent WHO report on worldwide adult physical inactivity trend.
Hart House Coffee Connections

Drop into Hart House Coffee Connections daily to meet new friends, listen to music and drink free coffee!

Never go thirsty! Check the water map for places to refill your reusable water and stay hydrated.

Fall is a great time to start a new sport. Check out all the sport & rec programs at U of T!
Canada's Healthy Workplace Month
October
Join ODLC's Celebrate It, featuring multiple events throughout October to support you in taking care of yourself, your family, and your work.
OISE Annual Eco-Fair
Oct 13th
OISE's 10th Annual Eco-Fair is an opportunity to learn from educators and find teaching resources that link you to more sustainable practices. 
Oct 14h 10am-4 pm
In the community: Evergreen Brickworks is hosting their biannual Drop, Swap & Shop. 
Oct 18th 3-6 pm
Repair Cafe Toronto and Bike Chain are hosting a Mini Repair Cafe where you can fix your household items (bikes, jewelry, glasses, etc.).
ENSU x UofT B.E.E.S. Hive Tour
Oct 15th 5-7pm
Check in on U of T B.E.E.S.' hives at the Faculty Club and learn more about urban beekeeping!
FirstStoryTO Location
Oct 24th 2-4pm
Join FirstStoryTO at Hart House for a walking tour to learn about the Indigenous history of U of T's downtown campus.
It's Waste Reduction Week in Canada October 15-21. Not sure what to do with your old clothes as the seasons change? Try a clothing swap!
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