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Upcoming events

Thrift Swap:

All students – whether you live off or on campus – are encouraged to bring items to swap out or recycle to either the Simcoe Residence lobby or South Village Residence lobby from Monday, December 2 to Thursday, December 12. All items left by December 12 will either be recycled in a responsible manner or donated to a local charity.

Items accepted at the Thrift Swap:

  • Gently used Clothing
  • Nonperishable food items
  • Used books
  • Small household items
  • Writing utensils
  • Used batteries
  • Electronic waste
  • Disposable plastic bags

Repair Cafe 

February: Date TBD. 

Repair Cafe is an event where people repair household electrical and mechanical devices, computers, bicycles, clothing, and more! We are looking for volunteers to sign up, with skills for fixing certain items! Email sustainability to sign up, or stay tuned for the date to bring your items in!

 

Ongoing events

Ontario Tech Community Gardens

Join us this spring as a part of the second year of Ontario Tech Community Gardens. Contact sustainability@ontariotechu.ca to sign up and learn more. 

Sustainability on social

MugLife Week

Chance to win a prize every day by tagging yourself using a reusable mug with #MugLife.

Caught Green-Handed

All month long, tag yourself, your friends, family or coworkers completing a sustainable act (using a reusable water bottle, taking public transit, cycling, etc.) and use #CaughtGreenHanded.

Sustainability Scavenger Hunt

Keep your eyes open for sustainability-related initiatives on campus! Whether its something you do, something your friend/co-worker does, or something the university is doing, we want to see the sustainability-related things happening on campus. Share it on social media and tag us @uoitgogreen, and #gogreenstayblue to showcase your discovery!

Archived event information and galleries

  • 2019

    Recycle-Mania (February)

    Booths

    Look for the blue team on campus! We will be having a booths on...

    • Friday, February 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - 61 Charles Building, second floor
    • Monday, February 11 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. - Business and Information Technology Building, Atrium
    • Wednesday, February 27 from noon to 2 p.m. - Business and Information Technology Building, Atrium

    Come see us at the booths for recycle themed events, trivias and your chance to win some prizes!

    Earth Month (April)

    Recycling Booth

    The Blue Team will host a booth on recycling in the Science Building, Founding Deans Atrium on Monday, April 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Guided Nature Walk and Campus Cleanup

    The Blue Team will host a campus cleanup and guided nature walk Wednesday, April 17 from noon to 2 p.m. Meet on first floor of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC), outside the turnstiles. Bags and gloves will be provided.

    Earth Day Nature-Based Meditation

    This nature-themed meditation on Monday, April 22 is designed to reconnect us with our planet. Check back soon for further details!

    Yoga in the Dark

    Yoga in the Dark is back again this year! Join the Blue Team on Monday, April 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the CRWC Aerobics Room. Wear your bright yoga clothes for a glow-in-the-dark yoga session that promotes power conservation—with a fun twist!

    Pollinator Tour and Nature Clean-Up (July)

    In celebration of National Pollinator Week, Ontario Tech is opening its doors to community members and students to showcase the exciting expansion to our Pollinator Project. This #GoGreenStayBlue initiative enables the bee populations to recover after a rapid decline in the last several years due to habitat loss and pesticide use. The tour will feature 3 Ha hydro-seeded Wildflower Gardens, our 40 honey-producing hives maintained by Royal Meadows Farms, and our Solitary Bee Hotels, made of recycled material. Attendees will also visit the campus Community Garden plots, tree nursery and our greenhouse and solar panels. Through the tour, we will incorporate a nature clean-up, for those interested. Gloves and bags will be provided; recommend attendees wear closed-toe shoes. Our expert apiarists will be on site to give a Beekeeping 101 talk, answer questions, and allow you to look at our hive window box. Come prepared with all of the bee questions you may have and maybe some cash for sweet Ontario Tech wildflower honey produced on campus or infused honey made by Royal Meadows! Bee-aware if you have bee allergies, as we will be close to bee hives during this tour!

    This event is June 20, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. located at the Ontario Tech OCIS Office. 

    Sign up here!

    Campus Market

    Our annual Campus Market will return September 26, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This market incorporates various local vendors selling things such as maple syrup, fresh produce, jewelry, clothing, and more! 

    Pollinator Tour (October)

    Ontario Tech is opening its doors to community members and students to showcase the exciting expansion to our Pollinator Project. This #GoGreenStayBlue initiative enables the bee populations to recover after a rapid decline in the last several years due to habitat loss and pesticide use. The tour will feature three hydro-seeded wildflower gardens, our 40 honey-producing hives maintained by Royal Meadows Farms, and our solitary bee hotels, made of recycled material. Our expert apiarists will be on site to give a Beekeeping 101 talk, answer questions, and allow you to look at our hive window box. Come prepared with all of the bee questions you may have and maybe some cash for sweet Ontario Tech wildflower honey produced on campus or infused honey made by Royal Meadows! 'Bee-aware' if you have bee allergies, as we will be close to bee hives during this tour!

    This event is Thursday, October 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ontario Tech Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability office (285 Britannia Avenue West, Oshawa, Ontario). 

    Fall Movie Night

    On Thursday, October 17, The Oshawa Environmental Advisory Committee will screen the movie Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees at the Regent Theatre. Ontario Tech honey will also be available for purchase (cash only), and we will be accepting non-perishable food donations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to staff, students, faculty and community members! 

    Waste Reduction Week

    Waste Reduction Week is Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25. Catch us on campus for various events, educational booths and more! Further details to follow.

    Booth: Tuesday, October 22 from noon to 4 p.m. in UB Atrium.

    Booth: Thursday, October 24 from noon to 4 p.m. in UA West Atrium.

    Fair Trade Week

    Fair Trade Week is Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1. Catch us on campus and follow our social media for free fair -trade smoothies, informational booths, giveaways and more! More details to come.

    Booth: Tuesday, October 29 from noon to 4 p.m. Come check out our booth to learn about Fair Trade, and win some prizes!

    Reverse Trick-Or-Treat Collaboration with World University Service of Canada: Thursday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located in UA West Atrium! 

     

  • 2018

    2018 Campus Market

    Thursday September 27
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Polonsky Commons (north Oshawa location)

    Thursday October 4
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Victoria Pedway (downtown Oshawa location, beside Regent Theatre)

    Visit a variety of local vendors and artisans selling honey, baked goods, fresh produce, maple syrup, jewelry and more!

    Unlock the Potential of Food

    Thursday, March 15
    11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    Business and Information Technology Building, Atrium 
    Facebook event link

    Glow and Flow Yoga

    Tuesday, March 20
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, gyms 1 and 2
    View the event poster

    Sustainable Literacy Assessment

    This assessment will help evaluate the university's level of sustainable literacy, through asking knowledge- and opinion-based questions relating to the different aspects of sustainability, both on campus and globally. This survey is open to students, staff and faculty. Complete it by Friday, November 23 for a chance to with a university prize pack.

    Honey Jarring Workshop

    This honey jarring workshop aims to get students, staff and faculty involved in Ontario Tech's own Wildflower Honey, and learn about the process of making honey, as well as educate on the importance of pollinators. 

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