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Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Dalhousie University
ER-T2-6: Sustainability Events

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Complete Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the event(s):

Environment, Sustainability and Society lecture series

Jeff Moore, Founder of JustUs! Coffee Roasters in Wolfville, NS will speak on fair trade business practices and the economic and social redevelopment of rural areas. Jeff and Debra Moore, along with three friends, established JustUs! Coffee Roasters Co-operative in 1996 as Canada’s first certified fair trade coffee roaster, collaborating with producers all over the globe in an international trade system that believes in “people and the planet before profits.” In addition, they operate the JustUs! Development and Education Society (JUDES) in Nova Scotia to provide public education on the benefits of fair trade for local peoples and the social, environmental and economic issues related to community and international development. Part of the Environment, Sustainability and Society lecture series sponsored by Dalhousie’s College of Sustainability.

Other lectures under the Environment, Sustainability and Society lecture series
-Canadian Youth at COP 16 Dal/Kings Student Panel Discussion
-Building Toward Sustainability: Green Features of the Mona Campbell Building
-John Steinman "Protecting the Local Food Movement"
-Imagining a Sustainable World Education for Sustainable Development
-Film Screening and Discussion: The Day after Tomorrow (2004)
- Global Food Insecurity
-Lessons to be Learned from the Acid Rain Debate: The Collision Between Science, Industry and Policy Makers
- Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable?
-If an Arctic Ocean treaty is not the solution, what is the alternative?
-A Decade for Biological Diversity: Action to Save Life on Earth
-SUST Student Work - Exhibition and Presentations

National Sweater Day @ Dal

For the World Wildlife Fund’s National Sweater Day, Canadians all across the country will be turning down their thermostat by 3˚ C and wearing a silly sweater to show their support for the planet.

Clothing Swap

Clothing swap hosted by the Environmental Programs Student Society and the DSU Sustainability Office. SUB rm 302. FREE. Bring your old, clean clothes, and pick up some new-to-you gems.

Green Week

Green Week is a week-long event about promoting sustainability on campus. Green Week features presentations from various Dalhousie societies and student groups such as the Environmental Program Student Society and Sustain Dal, and local advocacy groups. An example of Green Week and some of it's events (taken from Green Week 2008):

Through the week:

Residence lights-out energy challenge: The five main residences (Eliza Ritchie, Sherriff, Risley, Gerrard, and Howe Hall) compete to reduce their energy consumption.

Oceans Day and Week - Major international events and speakers

Elizabeth May Annual Symposium - Environment and Health


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