Adams Sustainability Celebration

Adams Sustainability Celebration logo

Hosted by the Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability (CECCS), the Adams Sustainability Celebration is a tribute to the growing community of sustainability-minded students, faculty, and staff at the University of Toronto (U of T). 

The purpose of this annual event series is to celebrate successes, inspire new activities, build relationships, and collaboratively deepen campus engagement around sustainability. We would like to acknowledge our progress, envision our future, and celebrate sustainability at U of T with you! This event was made possible by the generous donation from Wendy Adams.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2022-23 Adams Sustainability Student Grants, Faculty Grants, Staff Grants, and the Innovation Prize Competition. Click on the respective links for more information on previous winners.

Platinum 2022 Sustainable Events badge

The 2022-23 Adams Sustainability Celebration has been certified as Platinum via the Sustainable Change Programs.

2022-23 Adams Sustainability Celebration Highlights

The third annual Celebration ran from September 2022 to March 2023. It featured panel discussions on each of the three campuses in addition to Student-Led Events and Showcase booths. The Innovation Prize Pitch Competition and Awards Ceremony was held at the Hart House Great Hall on Friday, March 3, 2023. Click here for more information on past Adams Sustainability Celebration events.

Click on the below links for information on this year’s winners:

Innovation Prize Winners

Student Grant Winners

Faculty Grant Winners

Staff Grant Winners

Sustainable Action Award Winners

2022-23 Adams Sustainability Celebration Recap Info Graphics

2021-22 Adams Sustainability Celebration Highlights

The 2021-2022 Adams Sustainability Celebration ran from February-April 2022. For the second iteration of this annual celebration, we hosted seven live virtual panels over Zoom, and housed virtual showcases and student group exhibits on our event website. We distributed $55,500 in sustainability grants and prizes at the Adams Sustainability Innovation Prize Pitch Competition and Sustainability Awards Ceremony on March 31.

A welcome message from U of T President Meric Gertler

A welcome message from the CECCS Co-Chairs Prof. John Robinson and Ron Saporta

2022 Adams Sustainability Celebration Recap Info Graphics

Overview info graphic: 215 registrants, 40 speakers, 7 live panel sessions, 35 showcases and student groups, 18 award recipients, $55,500 prizes and grants distributed
Engagement Info Graphic: 215 registrants, 38% students, 32% staff, 9% faculty, 21% other
Live Panel Sessions info graphic, detailing the discussion topics of each of the seven panels held
Awards Info Graphic, detailing the names of grant and prize recipients
Student Groups Info Graphic, showing the logos of the different sustainability student groups who participated in the Celebration
Showcases Info Graphic, showing the logos of the different sustainability initiatives that were showcased during the Celebration
Thank you to Wendy Adams and to everyone who supported the 2022 Adams Sustainability Celebration!

Click here to view the 2020-21 Adams Celebration Highlights