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With cold temperatures back in full swing, we've got a newsletter hot off the press to warm you up!

Save the date!
We're getting ready for our 5th annual Green Gala to celebrate the environmental community. Registration will open soon. We can't wait to see you on March 7, 5:00-7:00 pm!
Green Ribbon Awards: Vote Now!
The Green Ribbon Awards recognize outstanding achievements in campus sustainability. View nominations and cast your vote by Feb. 25. Winners will be announced at our 2018 Green Gala.
7Rs Wadrobe Workshop: Highlights
We partnered up with Fashion Takes Action to talk all things sustainable fashion! View workshop highlights, including actions you can take for a more conscientious wardrobe.  
Sustainable Living: Green Res Contest
Interested in taking on a sustainable initiative? Apply to "greenify" your living space (dorm/ house/ apartment) and win eco-prizes! Deadline to certify is March 9th!
Order of Ontario recognizes U of T community members
The province’s highest honour acknowledges U of T community members, including some with notable connections to sustainability!
Watch: The Plant People
Housed in the Earth Sciences Centre on our downtown Toronto campus, U of T's Growth Facilities are home to over 400 species of plants grown for teaching and research purposes.
In Memoriam: David Prediger
U of T facilities manager, David Prediger believed "better spaces made better students."
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U of T joins the University Climate Change Coalition

U of T joins coalition of leading universities driving climate action.
New Butterfield Environment & Sustainability Stream

Trinity College Receives $1.25 Million to Launch the Butterfield Environment & Sustainability Stream. 
Airing dirty laundry: Students develop method to measure plastic pollution

U of T students develop a new way to measure how much plastic is released by laundering clothes.
Drought-resistant plants: U of T study looks at role of root microbiomes

U of T researcher finds micro-organisms are critical to the growth and health of plants.
Student teams from across Ontario to tackle air quality issues in case competition

U of T hosts 6th annual Toronto Thinks Global Health Case Competition.
Hart House Drop-in Classes

Keep your mind and body fueled this winter season by joining a free drop-in class this semester. View the schedule!
 
February 8
Have a laugh with Absolute Comedy and support the Toronto Wildlife Centre's rehabilitation of wildlife. Tickets and information about reservations here
February 10
Enjoy the wood-fired sauna, a walk through the beautiful trails, and, for the brave, a polar dip in the pond! Or stay indoors with one of the curated activities. Get your ticket here.
February 10
Are you interested in going overseas to volunteer, work, study or just explore? 
This is your opportunity to connect with organizations that can help you make it happen! Register here
February 17
The Toronto Botanical Garden's Open House will host 20+ exhibitors including garden clubs and environmental organizations, as well as a seed exhange.  
February 18
Spend the day exploring the beautiful winter wonderland at Hart House Farm while discovering different sacred traditions around nature! Tickets here.
February 23-25
Spend a day (or the weekend) getting better acquainted with groups, businesses, and organizations looking to get you outside and at one with nature. 
February 28
Learn about the impact of food loss and its connections to important themes like climate change and the need to feed a growing world. Register here.
 
Green Hacks: Green Valentines
Need a little Valentine's Day inspo? Give your loved one some plant-based love!
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