Sustainability Walk

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Braun Building Rain Garden
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar

Join the Sustainability Coordinator for an interactive walk around campus.

On this walk you will visit the Braun Building rain garden, the CASES building, cigarette recycling stations, Lake Tamblyn, the outdoor classroom, the McIntyre River, the community garden, and nature trails on campus.

Throughout this walk, participants will explore sustainability from multiple worldviews, and learn about sustainability initiatives on campus, as well as some campus history.

Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Campus: 

Launch of Lakehead University's First Sustainability Plan and New Outdoor Classroom

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 11:00am
Event Location: 
“M'wade Gaazhi Namaadibinaanowin” Outdoor Classroom (previously the Centennial Building courtyard, outdoors near the main floor central CB elevators) - Rain location: Geology Student Lounge

The Lakehead University Office of Sustainability invites you to attend the launch of Lakehead University's first Sustainability Plan, as well as our new outdoor classroom.

The 2019-2024 Sustainability Plan deepens the University's commitment to sustainability. It covers a variety of topics within the institution’s academics, operations, engagement, and planning and administration. The plan was a collective effort, developed by the Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with numerous faculty, staff, students, and community members who sit on the University’s Sustainability Stewardship Council and its Working Groups, as well as with senior administration.

The power to create a more sustainable Lakehead University lies in our collective action. The Office of Sustainability invites the community to celebrate and learn more about the Sustainability Plan at this event and how you can be involved.

A link to the 2019-2024 Sustainability Plan can be found here: https://lakeheadu.ca/about/sustainability

This event will also celebrate the launch of the "M'wade Gaazhi Namaadibinaanowin” Outdoor Classroom (Anishinaabemowin for “Where People Sit Down”). This space transformed the Centennial Building Courtyard into an outdoor classroom with four demonstration gardens. This project was co-coordinated and funded by Lakehead University and EcoSuperior Environmental Programs, with additional funding from Depave Paradise of Green Communities Canada, and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Campus: 

Lake Superior Climate Change Symposium 2019

Event Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
ATAC 1003, The Study
Campus: 

Free Breakfast Snacks For Commuter Champions

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Event Location: 
Outside the Patterson Library

As a show of our appreciation for your participation in Commuter Challenge, stop by our table and enjoy some free coffee and snacks.

Campus: 

Register for Commuter Challenge and Receive a Free Coffee!

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Agora

Lakehead University employees are encouraged to sign up for Commuter Challenge this week!

Visit the Office of Sustainability's registration table in the Agora on Wednesday May 29th from 11am-1pm and enjoy a free coffee courtesy of Aramark!

YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER AND LOG YOUR COMMUTE AT:

TBAY: https://bit.ly/2DzYVcH
ORILLIA: https://bit.ly/2LbiheD

Visit lakeheadu.ca/about/sustainability for support and incentives.

 

 
Campus: 

Commuter Cycling Skills Course

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event Location: 
RC 1003

COMMUTER CYCLING SKILLS COURSE

May 22-23, 5-7 pm, RC 1003

Thinking of biking for Commuter Challenge, but need to brush up on your skills? This free course is for you.

Open to employees only. Limited spots are available.

What will you learn?

  • Participants will learn riding theory
  • Participants will learn to conduct safety checks on their own equipment
  • Participants will practice handling skills that will help keep them safe
  • Participants will practice riding in a group setting on multi-use trails, bike lanes, and residential streets
  • Participants must know how to ride a bicycle and should bring their bike, helmet, water, and snacks. Rental bikes are available for a fee

EMAIL TO REGISTER: coordinator.sustainability@lakeheadu.ca 

 

Campus: 

Climate Changes Everything: Guest Speaker Dr. Dianne Saxe

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:45pm
Event Location: 
Faculty Lounge, Lakehead University

“Climate Changes Everything” 

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Location: Faculty Lounge, Lakehead University
6:45 pm 

All are welcome! Admission is $10.00 Adults, $5.00 Students
Free for Environment North members (including new and renewing)

For more information go to www.environmentnorth.ca

Dr. Saxe was the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario from 2015 to 2019. She is an internationally recognized environmental lawyer and has received numerous awards including the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Gold Key Award for Achievement

Campus: 

Sustainability Events

2019
Nov
5
Sustainability Walk 12:00 PM Braun Building Rain Garden
Oct
30
Northern Spark 4:30 PM The Study
Oct
2
Launch of Lakehead University's First Sustainability Plan and New Outdoor Classroom 11:00 AM “M'wade Gaazhi Namaadibinaanowin” Outdoor Classroom (previously the Centennial Building courtyard, outdoors near the main floor central CB elevators) - Rain location: Geology Student Lounge
Sep
23
Lake Superior Climate Change Symposium 2019 8:30 AM ATAC 1003, The Study
Jun
5
Free Breakfast Snacks For Commuter Champions 8:00 AM Outside the Patterson Library
Jun
2
Commuter Challenge Week June 2-8 2019 12:10 AM Lakehead University
May
29
Register for Commuter Challenge and Receive a Free Coffee! 11:00 AM Agora
May
22
Commuter Cycling Skills Course 5:00 PM RC 1003
May
16
Climate Changes Everything: Guest Speaker Dr. Dianne Saxe 6:45 PM Faculty Lounge, Lakehead University
Mar
13
Climate Disruption: What Is Lakehead Doing About It? 2:00 PM The Study Coffeehouse
Feb
25
CANCELLED Climate Change: A Very Real Issue for Northern Ontario 6:00 PM Paterson Auditorium, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, 3rd Floor, 401 Red River Road, Lakehead University
2018
Nov
6
Safe Cycling Commuter Cycling Skills Course 6:00 PM UC1003
Oct
23
Safe Cycling: Commuter Cycling Skills Course 6:00 PM RC1003
Oct
4
Indigenous Student Focus Group For Sustainability Action Plan 11:30 AM Aboriginal Student Lounge
Sep
19
Seeking Climate Justice: A presentation by youth activist Kelsey Juliana 1:00 PM TB: Faculty Lounge OR: OA3041
Sep
10
Join the Office of Sustainability for a free cup of locally roasted coffee, September 10 and 12 9:00 AM CASES building, FB 2008
Sep
8
EcoSuperior's Rain Garden Tour 11:00 AM Braun Building Rain Garden
Sep
6
Sustainability Tour and Nature Walk 12:00 PM In front of Paterson Library steps
Jun
8
Commuter Challenge Breakfast 8:00 AM Outside the Paterson Library
Jun
3
Commuter Challenge Week: Take the Challenge! 8:20 AM Thunder Bay Campus
Mar
26
Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Public Presentation Orillia 2:00 PM OA 1033
Mar
24
Sustainable Communities Workshop - Lakehead Orillia 8:45 AM OA 2014
Mar
20
Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Focus Group 6:00 PM Study Coffeehouse
Mar
14
Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Library Drop-In 10:00 AM Paterson Library - main entrance
Mar
13
Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Public Presentation Thunder Bay 3:00 PM Study Coffeehouse
2017
Nov
2
Explore This Place Series 12:00 PM Meet in front of Chancellor Paterson Library
Oct
19
Explore this Place Walk Series: Sustainability Tour 12:00 PM Chancellor Paterson Library
Oct
5
Explore this Place Walk Series: Foraging 12:00 PM Chancellor Paterson Library
Sep
28
Climate Change Forum 1:00 PM The Study and Bartley Residence
Sep
8
Nature Walk 1:00 PM Meet in front of Chancellor Paterson Library
Mar
29
Nipigon, Wednesday, March 29th 7:00 PM Nipigon Community Center
Mar
23
Thunder Bay, Thursday, March 23th 6:00 PM Bora Laskin Theater, Lakehead University (BL 1001)
Mar
23
Protect Quetico and the Boundary Waters 6:00 PM Bora Laskin Theatre, Lakehead University (BL 1001)
Mar
22
Thunder Bay, Wednesday, March 22nd 2:30 PM Agora, Lakehead University
Mar
8
Research & Innovation Week 2:00 PM Faculty Lounge, Lakehead University
Mar
8
Thunder Bay, Wednesday, March 8th 12:00 PM The Study, Lakehead University
Mar
7
Thunder Bay, Tuesday, March 7th 2:30 PM The Agora, Lakehead University
Mar
6
Round Table Discussion: What Can We do About Mercury in Our Water? 7:00 PM Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Mar
6
Making Connections: A Workshop Bringing Together the Conversation on Water and Sustainability 9:30 AM ATAC 5036, Lakehead University
2016
Oct
18
Thunder Bay, Tuesday, October 18th 11:00 AM Lakehead University Faculty Lounge
Sep
9
Thunder Bay, September 9th and 15th, 2016 1:00 PM Meet out front of the Chancellor Paterson Library
Aug
11
Orillia, August 11, 2016 5:00 PM 500 University Avenue