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Dear Friend

Did you know that June is Bike Month? It's a celebration of cycling in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton area with hundreds of community events planned!

Here at the Sustainability Office, we love cycling and we're especially passionate about cycling safety. Whether you're a cyclist or a driver, get to know the rules of the road so that everyone stays safe. Some simple tips: wear a helmet; use hand signals; stop at red lights and at open street car doors. And remember, it's convocation time, so campus will be busier than usual with visitors and graduates - be patient, and keep an eye out for pedestrians! 

Scroll down for more tips as well as the latest sustainability news and events from around campus and in the community. Plus, we've got a new Green Hack video; it's only 15 seconds, so just go for it! ;) 


Greenest regards,
Sustainability Office


Today marks World Oceans Day. Here are 10 things you can do to protect the big blue!
Bike Safety in the City

It's important for cyclists to be visible, to ride predictably, to know how traffic works, and to communicate with other road users. Whether you're hitting the road for the first time, or are a seasoned cyclist, it's never too late to brush up on cycling safety.
 
Looking for a new wardrobe? Or maybe you've got some clothes who would look great on someone else? Come on down to the U of T Clothing Swap next week at Sidney Smith. Find all the details on their event page.
 
U of T News Recently did a round-up of 'Places to Eat During Convocation.' Our Sustainability Office staff have some suggestions too!

It’s time to celebrate wild bees, says one U of T researcher. 
 
Using her studies to make the world a better place.
#UofTGrad16: Ten Perks for Grads

You might be graduated, but check out all the exciting things you can still do with U of T!
Ontario Climate Action Plan

Plan charts course to an innovative, low-carbon economy. 
 
Available for free at locations across the city and online in 13 languages! 
 
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) collected photos from Earth Day events across Canada and the US. Check them out. 
 
U of T Drizzy talks earth tubes and bike share? Read on to find out more. 
Notice anything new?

We're introducing a new concept to Greener News: Wellness. Personal sustainability is an important piece of overall sustainability, so expect to see more 'wellness' focused content from us in the months to come. 
Wellness at U of T:
Spending time near plants and animals can do wonders for one's mental health. Why not take a stroll through the Earth Sciences greenhouses. The Greenhouses are open to the public every weekday from 10 am to 4 pm. They are located on the fifth floor, accessible from the Willcocks Street entrance. You might even sneak a peak at their resident bearded dragon, pictured here!
May 31-June 30
Check out the many events happening in your community!
June 6-12

Support your local farmers this week (and every week!). Here’s a roundup of Toronto’s Farmers Markets
 
June 18
Have a household item in need of repair? Don't despair! Bring it to a Toronto Repair Cafe. 
Green Ambassadors - Come Join Us!
June 21
Join the Green Ambassadors on a tour of campus agriculture. Learn more about sustainability on campus and find your sustainability community.
June 22
Come and see the plans for King's College Circle 
June 19-July 6
Bikechain (U of T's non-profit cycling organization) has a number of workshops and events happening this summer. Check them out!
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