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Happy February! Whether your prefer to cross-campus ski, or stay in with your favourite reusable mug, we hope your February is off to a warm start.

Here at the St. George Sustainability Office, we are getting ready to host our annual Green Gala. Join us Thursday, March 7th, at the Faculty Club to hear about U of T's greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, network with staff, faculty, and students, and celebrate the Green Ribbon Award nominees and recipients. All students, faculty and staff are welcome, so be sure to save the date and register now

This month's habit in focus: Do you use phantom power? Unplug your devices when you're not using them! 

Vote for the Green Ribbon Awards

Help recognize campus community member efforts towards sustainability at U of T! Vote by Feb 24th. Awards will be presented at the Green Gala
Sid Smith Commons turns into a sustainability 'living lab'

Students in the 'living lab' course actively contribute to the improvement, usability, and efficiency of campus. 
Explore Victorian-era nature books at Fisher Rare Book Library

Escape the winter gloom at this beautiful exhibition on the Victorian fascination with nature. 
Designing more innovative and accessible learning spaces at U of T

A U of T team is designing classrooms with all people in mind in order to make them more enjoyable and integrative.

Transport poverty is associated with a disadvantageous socioeconomic status and a lack of access to transportation.

The U of T research examined the socio-demographics of food insecurity, showing wide disparities in risk.

The proposal would mix industries together, using the waste of one to create raw materials for the other.
Studying microplastics from laundry 

A look at the role laundry plays in the release of synthetic microfibres into the environment, and the most effective ways of mitigating the problem.
Check out and register for the upcoming workshop at U of T Health & Wellness to learn more about how nutrition affects your daily moods. 
The National College Health Assessment Survey is out now!

Have you checked your email? Complete the survey and help contribute to a healthier U of T!

Register for this open-to-all conference that will discuss the health effects of loneliness, the importance of sharing stories, and the power of compassion. 
U of T's timber building project raises interest in wood buildings
South Asian teens at high risk for diabetes, U of T researchers find
Conscious pursuit of happiness may backfire, says U of T researcher
U of T study raises alarm of the destruction of Toronto's ravines
Wed, Feb 13th 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Join the Youth Food Centre and Regenesis for a weekly, delicious community meal prepared with sustainably sourced ingredients.
Mon, Feb 25th 4 - 5 pm
Considering a career in sustainability? Explore paths and hear from different industry representatives at this career panel. (Register on CLN).
Wed, Feb 27th 10 - 11 am
Get some free pancakes and join the Environmental Students' Union and have a conversation about GMOs.
Thu, March 7th 5 - 7 pm
Join other sustainability-minded members of the U of T community to hear about GHG reduction goals and celebrate the Green Ribbon Awards!
March 4th - 15th
Explore various sustainability-related events by U of T student organizations during this two-week fest! Register your event via this form by Feb 15th!
Have you ever wondered what the stack on the St. George campus is? Or how campus buildings are kept warm in the depths of winter? Check out this student-made video about our very own district energy system (100+ years of history)! 
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