Commuter Challenge Breakfast

Event Date: 
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Event Location: 
Outside the Paterson Library

The Office of Sustainability is offering free breakfast snacks to celebrate employees who participated in Commuter Challenge Week.

Stop by between 8-9 am to enjoy some free breakfast snacks and tell us how you have been commuting to work!

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Commuter Challenge Week: Take the Challenge!

Event Date: 
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 8:20am to Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 8:25pm
Event Location: 
Thunder Bay Campus

Lakehead's Office of Sustainability is encouraging you to take the Commuter Challenge and win great prizes!

Commuter Challenge is a friendly, national competition that encourages daily commuters to choose sustainable modes of transportation for the benefit of their health and the environment. It’s also a fun way of building leadership and camaraderie in our workplace.

This year Lakehead University is taking the Challenge along with other workplaces in Thunder Bay, and we want you to join us!

From June 3 – June 9, hundreds of employees across Thunder Bay will cycle, walk, run, bus, carpool or telecommute their way to work, or where ever they would normally drive their car alone. You can register yourself and track your daily active commutes on the Commuter Challenge website at http://app.commuterchallenge.ca/commuter/register/PqBIPX

By registering as an individual on the website you will have a chance to win exciting prizes.

The first 200 employees to register will receive free transit passes for the week of June 3-9.

The first 50 employees to register will be entered into a draw to receive prizes, including bike equipment and FREE registration in a workplace commuter cycling skills course!  

Post-challenge prizes will also be awarded to:

- The employee with the most CO2 saved

- The most epic or unconventional commute

- The most modes of commuting

You will also help our University win as we strive for the highest participation rates in our employee category!

Last year over 100 employees of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre participated in commuter challenge week. Think Lakehead University can surpass this? Help make it happen! Make Lakehead a workplace leader in sustainable transportation!

Stay tuned for programming during the week of June 3-9, including a free breakfast for commuter champions, and a free drop-in bike tune-up sponsored by a local bike shop.

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Sustainable Communities Workshop - Lakehead Orillia

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8:45am to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
OA 2014
Event Contact Name: 
Dr Nanda Kanavillil
Event Contact E-mail: 

The workshops are for the Lakehead University community from both campuses, including all faculty and graduate students.

The RCSC focuses on three core areas: Environmental Sustainability, Political Economy and Social Justice.

Environmental sustainability seeks to sustain global life-support systems by securing sufficient quality of natural resources, ecosystems and species diversity in all aspects of the natural and the human or built environment.

Political economy refers to examining how political and economic forces taken together affect the development of government legislation and policy.

Social justice refers to the belief that communities should be organized to allow for and promote equality, fairness, dignity and solidarity among community members such that all members of the community experience a just and fair society, experiencing equality not just in laws or on paper but also in social outcomes.

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Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Library Drop-In

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Paterson Library - main entrance
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8703

Over the past year and a half, the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council (LUSSC), and its three Working Groups have developed a 5 year Sustainability Action Plan for the University. This plan has three main sections: Academics, Operations, and Engagement.

Stop by our booth at the Paterson Library to learn more and to share your feedback.

Fill out the feedback form and enter a draw for a raffle prize.

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Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Public Presentation Orillia

Event Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
OA 1033
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8703

Over the past year and a half, the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council (LUSSC), and its three Working Groups have developed a 5 year Sustainability Action Plan for the University. This plan has three main sections: Academics, Operations, and Engagement.

Staff, faculty, and students are invited to learn about the draft Sustainability Action Plan.

Plan to attend, and please share your feedback - help shape the future of sustainability at the University.

 

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Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Public Presentation Thunder Bay

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Study Coffeehouse
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8703

Over the past year and a half, the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council (LUSSC), and its three Working Groups have developed a 5 year Sustainability Action Plan for the University. This plan has three main sections: Academics, Operations, and Engagement.

Staff, faculty, and students are invited to learn about the draft Sustainability Action Plan.

Plan to attend, and please share your feedback - help shape the future of sustainability at the University.

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Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Focus Group

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Study Coffeehouse

Over the past year and a half, the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council (LUSSC), and its three Working Groups have developed a 5 year Sustainability Action Plan for the University. This plan has three main sections: Academics, Operations, and Engagement.

Join an informal focus group to learn about the plan and share your feedback.

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Food Security Roundtable

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
The Study
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Charlotte McEwen
Event Contact E-mail: 

Join Anita Abraham (Meal Exchange), Merryn Maynard (Meal Exchange, Dr. Kristin Burnett (Lakehead University Professor & Food Security Researcher), Dr. Charles Levkoe (Lakehead University Professor & Food Security Researcher) and Dr. Barbara Parker (Lakehead University Professor & Food Security Researcher) for a round table discussion of food security at Lakehead University!

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Explore This Place Series

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Meet in front of Chancellor Paterson Library

The LUSU Sustainability Center, Student Success Center and Lakehead Sustainability Office invite you to Explore this Place with an on campus bi-weekly walk series. Meet outside the library every second Thursday at noon to enjoy a short guided walk around campus. Comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing recommended.

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Explore this Place Walk Series: Sustainability Tour

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Chancellor Paterson Library

The LUSU Sustainability Center, Student Success Center and Lakehead University Office of Sustainability invite you to Explore this Place with an on campus bi-weekly walk series. 

Meet outside the Chancellor Paterson Library every second Thursday at noon to enjoy a short, guided walk around campus. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing recommended.

  • Foraging on Campus - Thursday, Oct. 5 - 12 pm - Join us and enjoy a walk as Will Stolz teaches about edible plants right here on campus!
  • Sustainability on Campus - Thursday, Oct. 19 - 12 pm - Join us and enjoy a walk as Ledah McKellar, University Sustainability Coordinator, teaches about the sustainable features of this campus!
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