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Dear Friend

There's a lot to be excited for in the month of September: weather gets a little milder (eventually!), leaves begin to change to an assortment of colours, and there's more people exploring our campus, many for the first time. We're excited to get this year started and to connect with many of you over the coming months to help make it greener here!

The leaves won't be the only noticeable changes this season. Whether you've been around all summer, or you've just returned to Toronto for the fall, you may notice a few changes on campus that include solar panels, bike lanes on Bloor, and changes to food on campus. Read on for all the details, and more!

Greenest regards,
Andre, Dione, Jess, Mariya
Sustainability Office

Things are about to get greener with the installation of solar panels on the roof of the Exam Centre later this month! 
Hungry? Just in time for back-to-school, U of T News reached out to U of T’s top foodies to share their favourite campus bites and neighbourhood eateries.
What's the correlation between green space and student achievement? Read on to discover how increased vegetation makes for happier students. 
Powering your electronics is getting greener! Chemists have developed an environmentally friendly, vitamin-driven battery. 
U of T researchers have found a way to convert climate warming carbon dioxide into fuels and useful chemicals. 
After an especially dry summer, U of T forestry professor, Sandy Smith, reminds homeowners of the importance of keeping trees hydrated.
U of T's Blue Sky Solar Racing team earned a bronze medal at the American Solar Challenge 2016.  
Riding your bike has never been easier with the installment of new bikes lanes on Bloor Street. Read why there's reason to celebrate. 

Coming soon to Toronto? A new park that is bound to redefine the city. Here what U of T experts have to say about the proposal.
It's important to keep both your physical and mental health in shape. These beginner drop-in fitness and meditation classes are one of many options to explore on campus this September.
Attention students! Clubs Fair is part of UTSU's annual Week of Welcome.This year, over 300 clubs and campus organizations are anticipated to attend. There'll be food, music, performances, and yours truly! Come ask us about sustainability at U of T!
September 9-11
Toronto's Vegetarian Association will be celebrating it's 32nd Veg Food Fest this weekend. It'll feature workshops, music, and food, all at Toronto's scenic Harbourfront Centre. 
September 10
Plug n Drive, a Toronto non-profit electric vehicle organization, is organizing a celebration of electric vehicles. The event will feature food, free test drives, and all the latest EV makes and models! 
September 13
Find us at UTSU's annual Street Festival. St. George street will be closed off and will feature food, vendors, clubs, organizations, and more!
Various Dates
U of T's own non-profit cycling organization is hosting a series of workshops and free safety checks throughout September. Their events page has all the details.
Repair Cafe
October 5
Save the date for a very special Repair Cafe in collaboration with Hart House and the Sustainability Office. More details will be posted on our social media pages and website soon! 
Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events!
Pick up a reusable water bottle and stay hydrated through the hustle and bustle of back-to-school! 
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