One of the things that I love about Guelph is that there’s always a group of passionate and committed students doing some sort of advocacy event that I can learn from. The students here are so driven and excited to share their knowledge with others and to create a venue for other students to learn something new.
This week is Sustainability Week! S-Week presents a fantastic week of FREE events that are open and accessible to everyone ! The theme/focus of this year’s S-Week is ‘Intertwining roots: Food for our future.” There are a ton of great events that could appeal to students and community members of all backgrounds and interests.
I am going to highlight a few of the great events that are coming up this week...
Tour of Guelph Center for Urban Organic Farming
When: Thursday March 29 at 2:30pm
Where: Meet at Branion Plaza (at the Canon) and everyone will walk over together
This event includes a tour of the Guelph Center for Urban Organic Farming on campus. It’s a wonderful place tucked away near the East Residences and unless you know it’s there, you may never come across it! The tour will cover information about community outreach and volunteer opportunities and will end with a volunteer session so “bring clothes that are appropriate to get down and dirty in the soil!”
Oil Sands in the Crude: Stripping Down the Issues
When: Thursday, March 29 at 7:00pm
Where: War Memorial Hall on U of G campus
This event features a panel discussion on the social, economic and environmental effects of the Alberta Oil Sands. The panel will include: Clayton Thomas-Muller ( Indiginous Environmental Network), Don Thompson (Canadian Oilsands Limited), Terisa Turner (UofG Sociology and Anthropology Professor), and Patrick Martin (UofG Economics Professor). Following the panel, a discussion will follow about the oil sands and “the implications it has for Canada’s economy, natural ecosystems, and people.”
Keynote Address: Chris Martenson and Tina Clark
When: Friday, March 30 th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Rozanski Hall Room 101, University of Guelph
Mayor Karen Farbridge will open the evening with an introduction with presentations from Chris Martenson (author and strategic consultant on economic, social and environmental trends globally), and Tina Clark (advocate, educator, consultant, and Director of Non-Profit Programs)! Following their presentations will be a short question and answer period. Click here for more info.
These are just three of the incredible events that are going on during Sustainability Week! Click here for a full list of the events and for more information about Sustainability Week. Encourage your student to check out these incredible events!!!