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University of Alberta's Student Sustainability Summit

The University of Alberta's Office of Sustainability, Sustain SU: The Student Sustainability Service, and the Student Umbrella for Social Justice

Friday, 24 January 2014 at 4:30 PM - Saturday, 25 January 2014 at 5:00 PM (MST)

University of Alberta's Student Sustainability Summit

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Thank you for your interest in attending the Winter 2014 University of Alberta Student Sustainability Summit!  The Summit is being hosted by the University of Alberta’s Office of Sustainability, the Student Umbrella for Social Justice, and Sustain SU: the Students' Union's sustainability service, and will take place in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) on:

  • Friday January 24, 2013 from 4:30 to 8:00 pm in ECHA and 
  • Saturday, January 25, 2013 at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm in ECHA. 

The theme for this year’s Summit is Power & Prosperity: The relationship between energy systems and communities. This theme looks at the varied and complex opportunities and challenges that result from energy production and consumption, and it allows an in depth exploration of the environmental, economic and socio-political effects of fossil fuels in our province and beyond. For a full list fo the Summit program, see

Registration for the Summit requires payment of a $20 non-refundable fee. Registration includes three vegetarian/vegan friendly meals and attendance at all keynote and concurrent sessions occurring both days.

Registration should take 10 to 15 minutes and is not meant to be competitive; however, if we receive too many applications then we will use your responses to finalize our selection of delegates. If you are not selected to attend, your registration fee will be refunded.  If you are not able to pay your registration fee by credit card, please email to make alternative arrangements. 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration closes on Sunday January 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm. We encourage early registration – and all delegates who register prior to the early bird deadline of January 12 will have a chance to have the value of their registration fee returned.

ELIGIBILITY: Students with all levels of sustainability experience and knowledge are encouraged to apply. All registrants must be current students attending an Albertan post-secondary institution.

What do we mean by sustainability?

“Sustainability is the process of living within the limits of available physical, natural and social resources in ways that allow the living systems in which humans are embedded to thrive in perpetuity.” – Office of Sustainability Academic Advisory Committee

“A decision-making process and lifestyle that balances economic, social, and environmental responsibility in a just and equitable manner.”– Sustain SU

Accessibility: All rooms are physically accessible. If you have accessibility concerns please contact If the registration fee impacts your ability to attend this event due to financial need, please contact the organizers to discuss what options are available.


Friday, 24 January 2014 at 4:30 PM - Saturday, 25 January 2014 at 5:00 PM (MST)

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The University of Alberta's Office of Sustainability, Sustain SU: The Student Sustainability Service, and the Student Umbrella for Social Justice

University of Alberta's Office of Sustainability - Founded in 2009, the Office of Sustainability is the hub of the Campus Sustainability Initiative. They work collaboratively with the Office of the Provost, the Facilities & Operations portfolio, and many other units and student groups. Together, they inform, inspire and enable students, faculty and staff to adopt sustainable practices with a focus on: outreach & engagement, teaching & research, and facilities & operations.

Sustain SU: The Student Sustainability Service - A service of the Students’ Union (SU) that provides peer-to-peer learning and support for all undergraduate students to incorporate sustainability into every aspect of their university experience. This includes providing sustainability-based services to the entire campus community, as well as opportunities to facilitate change on a larger scale.

The Student Umbrella for Social Justice (SUSJ) - The SUSJ seeks to construct a united network of similar-minded organizations and individuals by promoting cooperation and collaborative action within the context of social justice. Their mission is to form a sustainable network for social justice groups to communicate, collaborate, and accomplish mutual goals as well as to help develop a culture of social responsibility at the University of Alberta.

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