TBay on the Move: Join the Active Commute Challenge (ACC)

TBay on the Move Update!

We are in this together. As a workplace, our total kms commuted are combined to compete against workplaces of similar sizes in Thunder Bay. At the time of writing this, we were in first place! Register now and log your commutes, and help us win bike racks for campus! Log in and check out the leaderboard to see where Lakehead is currently placed.

Not motivated by competition?

Have you heard, ACC is awarding 5 prizes a week just for participation?! That’s 20 prizes up for grabs! From gift cards to YETI’s--every week you log an active commute, you are entered into the weekly draws! So join our workplace team and log your active commutes for a chance to win.

Email a photo of your commute to lpmckell@lakeheadu.ca and you will be entered into various random prize draws.

Prizes for AAC - various active transportation equipment, gift certificates, yetis

Happy commuting! And remember, log your commutes!

This initiative is supported by Lakehead’s Wellness Strategy and the Sustainability Plan.

News

2024
Jul
9
2024 Lakehead University Active Commute Challenge Results and Thank You
Thank you to everyone who participated in the TBay on the Move Active Commute Challenge at Lakehead University! Check out our workplace statistics.
Jun
24
Tree Planting at Lakehead Thunder Bay
On May 29, 2024, 11 volunteers (staff, faculty, students) planted approximately 300 white spruce, white birch, and poplar trees on the Thunder Bay... full story
Jun
18
TBay on the Move: Join the Active Commute Challenge (ACC)
 Lakehead University is participating in TBay on the Move's Active Commute Challenge. For the month of June, rethink your commute and swap your... full story
Jun
17
Lake Superior Living Labs Network Newsletter - June 2024
Check out the latest Lake Superior Living Labs Network (LSLLN) newsletter for updates on our recent activity.
May
24
Thunder Bay Only: Register for Active Commute Challenge And Help The Environment, Your Wellness, And Lakehead Win!
As an initiative supported by Lakehead’s Wellness Strategy and the Sustainability Plan, the Office of Sustainability invites you to participate in... full story
2023
Oct
25
Lakehead University launches a reusable container program with Montreal’s Cano Co.
Lakehead University launched a reusable container program in dining facilities on its Thunder Bay campus on October 25.
Jun
6
Lakehead University opens Climate Action Park
This afternoon, Lakehead University hosted the grand opening for its Climate Action Park at the newly expanded fire pit with members from the campus... full story
Jun
5
Aramark signs on to the Second Harvest Food Rescue App in Support of the LUSU Food Resource Centre.
Second Harvest's Food Rescue App to coordinate increased Food Donations between Aramark the Food Resource Centre.
Apr
19
Office of Sustainability Newsletter
The Office of Sustainability has released its 2022/2023 Academic Year Newsletter.
Mar
30
Moving out? Find Homes for Gently Used Items
Mar
9
Lakehead University held a grand opening of electric vehicle charging stations on Friday, March 10
Lakehead hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Lot 9 charging stations near the ATAC building.
Mar
6
SDG Week Canada March 6-10
From March 6-10, 2023, Lakehead University will be participating in the first-ever SDG Week Canada!
2022
Mar
18
Lakehead presents professors, students and partners with Year of Climate Action awards for research projects
Lakehead University has awarded seven research teams with Year of Climate Action awards worth $5,000 each, which they will use to explore various... full story
Feb
28
Planetary Stewardship is the theme of this year’s Research and Innovation Week held virtually by Lakehead University
You are invited to participate in Lakehead University’s 17th annual Research and Innovation Week, being held virtually from Monday, March 7 to Friday... full story
2021
Nov
3
Lakehead University is hosting its first Sustainability Disruption Contest on Friday, Nov. 5
Lakehead University is inviting you to attend the inaugural Sustainability Disruption Contest on Friday, Nov. 5 at 1 pm.
Oct
14
Lakehead University hosting first electric vehicle show in Northwestern Ontario
On Saturday, Oct. 16 (rain day Sunday, Oct. 17) from 1 to 3 pm, Lakehead University will host the first ever electric vehicle show in Northwestern... full story
Sep
3
Lakehead University declaring the upcoming school year the Year of Climate Action
“Science demands a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in each year of this decade if we want to avoid the worst of human-caused climate... full story
Apr
23
Lakehead University in Top 100 of Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for second time
For the second year in a row, Lakehead University has placed in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.
2020
Nov
26
Lakehead University’s Board of Governors announces plan to divest from fossil fuel holdings
At its November 26, 2020 meeting, Lakehead University’s Board of Governors approved a motion that will see the institution divest from its fossil... full story
Jun
5
The Spring Sustainability Newsletter is available online
Read the latest edition of the Sustainability Newsletter which covers various topics.
May
11
Commuter Challenge Cancelled for 2020
One of our favourite annual campaigns, Commuter Challange, is cancelled this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The campaign's decision is... full story
May
1
Lakehead University in Top 100 of Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
Lakehead University has placed 98th in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings of 766 universities from 85 countries around the world.
Feb
12
Recycle Your Office Supplies
On March 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., drop off your ink and toner cartridges/drum units/writing supplies/batteries at the designated station in... full story
Feb
5
Open Call for Student Nominations to Lakehead's Sustainability Stewardship Council
Lakehead University is looking for one student from Thunder Bay and one student from Orillia to act as a representative to the Lakehead University... full story
Jan
28
Participate in Carpool Month this February and Win Prizes!
The Office of Sustainability, partnered with Commute Ontario, invites you to participate in this year’s Carpool Month campaign (carpoolmonth.ca)... full story
2019
Oct
21
Lakehead University has partnered with Commute Ontario: Learn how to access sustainable transportation options
Faculty, staff and students can now enjoy free programs to help you adopt healthy and sustainable transportation options.
Oct
2
Lakehead University launches first Sustainability Plan, opens outdoor classroom
Lakehead University released its first Sustainability Plan in tandem with one of the Plan’s first projects, an outdoor classroom and stormwater... full story
Jul
8
Commuter Challenge Highlights
Testimonials from employees who took the challenge and commuted to work
Jun
21
2019 Commuter Challenge Results: Our Best Year Ever
Thanks to your hard work, Lakehead Thunder Bay placed #1 in Thunder Bay for a large institution, winning by almost 2%. Lakehead Thunder Bay has... full story
Apr
30
Congratulations to Erin Knight, who received the 2019 Lakehead Leaders Award in the category of Sustainability.
Erin is a member of the Engagement and Operations working groups for the Office of Sustainability, a Research Assistant for LUSU Sustainability, and... full story
Jan
28
Winter 2019 Sustainability Newsletter is out!
Learn about Orillia going bottled-water free, the Sustainability Studies Research Grant, LEED buildings at Lakehead, and more.
Jan
10
Lakehead Orillia institutes campus ban on disposable water bottles
Lakehead University Orillia has phased out the sale of bottled water on campus. As the winter semester begins, single-use bottled water will no... full story
Jan
10
FAQ On Orillia's Decision To Go Bottled Water Free
2018
Dec
14
Watch and Learn How the Braun Building Rain Garden Was Created
It may be winter now, but it was 31 degrees the day we planted the rain garden. Here is a short video of the installation. Watch to learn more... full story
Sep
11
Fall 2018 edition of the Sustainability Newsletter is out!
Jul
17
The Braun Building Rain Garden is complete!
-- Increasingly the evidence suggests that people benefit so much from contact with nature that land conservation can now be viewed as a public... full story
Jul
16
Volunteers hep install Braun Building Rain Garden
Ecological restoration is an act of reciprocity and the Earth asks us to turn our gifts to healing the damage we have done.... It is not just the... full story
Jul
9
Breaking Ground on the Braun Building Stormwater Management and Demonstration Site!
On Monday morning, July 9, our Physical Plant grounds crew broke ground on the new 34 square metre Braun Building Rain Garden. The Stormwater... full story
Jun
22
Commuter Challenge Highlights for 2018
Thunder Bay placed #1 in Ontario for Commuter Challenge. Let's see how Lakehead contributed!
Jun
21
Commuter Challenge Spotlight
Thanks to the following Lakehead University employees for participating in the Commuter Challenge
Jun
15
Students Help Design New Rain Garden for Braun Building
Undergraduate and graduate students helped to design the rain garden being built outside the Braun Building, funded by the Great Lakes Guardian Fund.
May
14
Thank you to Rollin' Thunder for donating spring bike tune-ups for early-bird Commuter Challenge registrants!
May
1
Be a RIDE GUIDE for Commuter Challenge week
Apr
13
Students: Design a Rain Garden on Campus
Apr
11
Congratulations to Mallory Vanier and Charlotte McEwen for winning the Lakehead Leadership Award, and Lakehead Luminary Award
Mar
1
Feedback Invited on the Draft Sustainability Action Plan
Jan
19
Call for Proposals - Sustainable Communities Workshop - Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 1
Jan
9
Sustainability Newsletter: January 2018
Winter Edition January 2018
2017
Oct
23
Nominations for Student Representatives on the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council
Oct
23
Nominations for Two At Large Positions on the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council
Oct
4
What will climate change mean for our region? CBC Radio Superior Morning
Mar
23
American Researcher to Interview Hunters, Anglers and Others about Impact of Climate Change
Mar
6
Round Table Discussion: What Can We Do About Mercury in Our Water?
Feb
28
News Release on What Can We Do About Mercury In Our Water Panel Discussion: February 28, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON
2015
Sep
14
Exploring Place with an Alternative Campus Tour
2014
Oct
15
Cultivating Leaders in Sustainability and Environmental Education - Teacher Education