The U of A brings the [Garden] Party to Environment Week

The University of Alberta’s Office of SustainabilitySustain SU and EcoCar Team are ready to show you what makes the U of A so amazing when it comes to sustainability.

They will be hosting a Campus Sustainability Tour and a Garden Party on campus during Environment Week, and will also be coming out to the Environment Week Edmonton Kick Off celebration at McIntyre Gazebo Park on June 2nd!

Read on for more details about what the University of Alberta has in store for you this year.

Campus Sustainability TourUofA Office of Sustainability

Where: Meet at 2-06 North Power Plant, University of Alberta
When: Wednesday June 6, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required and space is limited; register here.

Here is your opportunity to find out why the University of Alberta is a leader in sustainability. Join the Office of Sustainability for a 1.5 hour walking tour of North Campus and discover how the university produces 30 per cent of its own electricity, how thousands of pounds of food scraps end up being reused, and why there are 10-foot deep garbage bins on campus.

Everyone is welcome, but registration is required. Sign up for the Campus Sustainability Tour here. Tour begins at 2-06 North Power Plant, located West of the Rutherford Library.

This tour is offered every 2 weeks, please follow the same registration link to sign up for a tour later in the summer.

Garden Party

Where: Campus Community Garden, located on the North side of 89th Avenue, between 110th and 111th Streets
When: Wednesday June 6, 6 to 8 p.m.

Gardening, salad, and yoga, oh my! Every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer, Sustain SU`s Campus Community Garden volunteers come from all over the city to tend to the Campus Community Garden. Because of their commitment and energy, this shared-plot, organic garden has become a place of creativity, discovery and community. To celebrate, they’re hosting a Yoga and Salad party— and you are invited!

Everyone is asked to bring a salad ingredient for sharing (no peanuts or sesame, please) and a re-useable beverage container; Sustain SU will provide the lettuce, salad dressings, and plates. Once the eating is done, you can enjoy a yoga session under the sky. Please bring your own yoga mat/towel if you would like to use one.

The Campus Community Garden is located on the North side of 89th Avenue, between 110th and 111th Streets. Any questions can be directed towards

University of Alberta at the Environment Week Edmonton Kick off

Free Bicycle Checks

Need your bike tuned-up? Let us take a look at your ride and get you set for summer cycling.

When you’re out on Edmonton’s streets and trails, you’ll want to make sure you’re safe. If your bike has been hiding out in your garage all winter, it could likely use some TLC.

The University of Alberta’s Students’ Union’s Sustain SU bicycle mechanic can help you out by fixing flat tires, squeaky brakes, loose wheels, and a host of other small issues. We can also provide cycling maps, words of advice on bike maintenance, and information on all the amazing cycling resources in Edmonton. June is Bike Month, so get your gears turning!

U of A Eco Car

Fresh off of their second place finish at the International Shell Eco-Marathon and gearing up to attend the Global Green Race in Australia, The University of Alberta’s Eco Car is back in Edmonton as its team of dedicated students make more refinements to their hydrogen-powered car.

Come down, see the car, and learn more about the amazing and challenging journey these students have undertaken as they pursue their passion about promoting environmental responsibility and actively contributing to a more sustainable tomorrow.

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About Environment Week Edmonton

Environment Week celebrates Edmonton’s environment. It is a great time for Edmontonians to host and attend events that include some learning, some fun and some action. Action is doing something on purpose to lessen your impact on the environment. Celebrating and action projects are great ways to bring a community together towards a greener future. Participating in local Environment Week events is a great way to discover easy things you can do for the environment. The choices you make – big and small – really do make a difference because your action counts!

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