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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

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What is the Blue Team?Picture of the Blue team members together

If you are interested in sustainability or environmental protection, the Blue Team is for you! The Blue Team aims to bring together students and staff who are enthusiastic about creating a culture of sustainability on and off campus. Students can propose ideas for events, initiatives or changes they would like to take place. The proposal is put into action with the support of other Blue Team members and the Office of Infrastructure and Sustainability (OCIS).

How can I get involved?

If you’re interested in joining or want to find out more about the Blue Team, contact us through email via sustainability@ontariotechu.ca

Frequently asked questions 

What is your roles as a Blue Team member?

  • Attend an hour-long meeting, twice a month 
  • Blue Team to hold at least one event per term, and monthly info booths on relevant topics
  • Collaborate with other groups on campus that are working for a healthier environment
  • Share sustainabilty messaging and initiatives with on-campus community 
  • Actively participating in events, meetings and brainstorming sessions

What are some events planned by the Blue Team?

  • Campus Market
  • Earth Hour
  • Earth Month Activities
  • Waste Reducution Week Activities
  • Guest speakers
  • Reusable water bottle distribution to all students and staff
  • Shoreline cleanup
  • Tree planting
  • Water bottle greenhouse build

We are hoping to add more events based on student ideas!

I have an idea for an event/initiative/change I would like to see; whom do I contact?

Email your idea to sustainability@ontariotechu.ca. We would love to hear your ideas and help make them possible!

How much commitment does the Blue Team require from me?

The level of commitment is up to you. Members can be fully involved with creating and planning events, or they can just show up the day of! We do not require a set number of hours dedicated to us.

Does the Blue Team count towards my Involvement Record?

Absolutely! We record who volunteers at each event, and for how long. Remember to let us know you are there so we write your name down.

Is the Blue Team on any social media?

Yes. We are on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@OT_GoGreen). Don’t forget to hashtag #gogreenstayblue!

Where can I find more information about the Blue Team?

You can find more information about sustainability at Ontario Tech U and the Blue Team by visiting the Go Green website or emailing us at sustainability@ontariotechu.ca.