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Sustainability Awareness Week: Guided Tours

University of Alberta's Office of Sustainability

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM (PDT)

Sustainability Awareness Week: Guided Tours

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Type End Quantity
Nature Walk With John Acorn

October 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join “the Nature Nut,” naturalist John Acorn, for a stroll through the paths surrounding the University of Alberta, learning about the plants and animals living close to campus.

Meet at the top of the hill on Saskatchewan Drive and 116 Street (North of the Windsor Car Park).

Please note: As space is limited for this event, priority will be given to University of Alberta students, staff and faculty. However, we do encourage everyone to register and you will be contacted to confirm your spot once registration closes.
Ended Free  
Tour the Art Gallery of Alberta

October 22, 2013 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Receive a free guided tour of the Art Gallery of Alberta’s exhibition aAron Munson & David Hoffos: Isachsen, 1948-1978 which presents the history of a remote arctic weather station through the lens of five people who worked there.

Meet at the Office of Sustainability (2-06 North Power Plant, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB)

Please note: As space is limited for this event, priority will be given to University of Alberta students, staff and faculty. However, we do encourage everyone to register and you will be contacted to confirm your spot once registration closes.
Ended Free  
CCIS Green Building Tour

October 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm

Take a guided walking tour of the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), discovering sustainability features that enable this research-intensive facility to qualify as a green building.

Meet at CCIS South Patio, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Ended Free  
Edmonton Waste Management Center Tour

October 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore the world-class Edmonton Waste Management Center and learn how the upcoming waste-to-biofuels project will help divert over 90% of Edmonton’s waste from the landfill by 2014.

Meet at the Office of Sustainability (2-06 North Power Plant, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB)

Please note: As space is limited for this event, priority will be given to University of Alberta students, staff and faculty. However, we do encourage everyone to register and you will be contacted to confirm your spot once registration closes.
Ended Free  
Discover District Energy

October 24, 2013 - 11:00 am to 12:20 pm

Have you ever wondered how 1.5 million square meters of campus is heated and cooled through Edmonton’s hot summers and freezing winters? Learn all about it on this guided tour of UAlberta’s District Energy System.

Please wear closed toed shoes to this event!

Meet at Cooling Plant on Campus, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Ended Free  
Green Building Crawl

October 24, 2013 - 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

Learn all about green building design with a guided walking tour of some of the university’s most recently certified LEED® buildings, including the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Graduate Residences.

Meet at CCIS South Patio, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Ended Free  
Guided Tour: Sustainability & Inuit Art

October 24, 2013 - 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Exhibition co-curator Matthew Hills will take you on a guided tour of Sanaunguabik: Traditions and Transformations in Inuit Art. Discover an iconic art form demonstrating uniquely sustainable aspects of an indigenous way of life.

Enterprise Square Galleries (10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB)

Ended Free  
Visit the Muttart Conservatory

October 24, 2013 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Get up close and personal with exotic, tropical flowers, and marvel at the range of species nurtured by different climates. Explore plants from the lush tropics to the arid desert, and the changing seasons of Edmonton’s own climate. .

Meet at the Office of Sustainability (2-06 North Power Plant, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB)

Please note: As space is limited for this event, priority will be given to University of Alberta students, staff and faculty. However, we do encourage everyone to register and you will be contacted to confirm your spot once registration closes.
Ended Free  
Net Zero Home Tour

October 25, 2013 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Learn what it takes to make a home that produces as much energy as it consumes. Visit a site under construction where we will see technologies for efficiency and renewable energy. We will walk to about 30 minutes from campus, so please wear good shoes and dress for the weather.

Meet at the Office of Sustainability (2-06 North Power Plant, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB)

Please note: As space is limited for this event, priority will be given to University of Alberta students, staff and faculty. However, we do encourage everyone to register and you will be contacted to confirm your spot once registration closes.
Ended Free  

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Event Details

Sustainability Awareness Week. October 21-25, 2013

Sustainability Awareness Week
October 21 to 25, 2013

Sustainability Awareness Week (SAW) is the University of Alberta's annual week-long celebration of all things sustainability. Hosted by the university’s Office of Sustainability in partnership with more than 50 campus and Edmonton organizations, the week is comprised of more than 50 events, tours, speakers and presentations running across four UAlberta campuses: Augustana Campus, Campus Saint-Jean, Enterprise Square and North Campus.

The week’s activities are designed to help the university community, alumni and members of the general public learn more about sustainability, discover what sustainability-related initiatives are happening on campus and how anyone can get involved and make a difference.

More information: sustainability.ualberta.ca/saw

PLEASE NOTE: If the event you are interested in is sold out, please contact lisa.dockman@ualberta.ca to be added to the waiting list. You will be contacted should space become available.

Have questions about Sustainability Awareness Week: Guided Tours? Contact University of Alberta's Office of Sustainability

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Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM (PDT)


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University of Alberta's Office of Sustainability

Founded in 2009 at the University of Alberta, the Office of Sustainability informs and inspires students, staff and faculty to adopt sustainable practices. As a bridging organization, the office aims to help campus community members to deliver projects and connect to information, experts, tools and funding options. The university takes an integrated approach to sustainability by incorporating teaching, research, operations and the outreach services needed to support them. To foster this integration, the campus sustainability initiative is structured in three strands: outreach and engagement, academic teaching and research, as well as facilities, operations and services.

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