56 U of T graduate students worked in teams to compile low-carbon solutions to contribute to the City of Toronto’s TransformTO Net-Zero Strategy. Students’ work is part of the “Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course” seminar taught by CECCS Co-chair John Robinson, with the guidance of the City of Toronto and Atmospheric Fund staff.
The second annual Adams Sustainability Celebration has concluded. This virtual event series was held from February 23 to April 9, 2022. The inaugural Adams Sustainability Celebration series occurred from September 22, 2020 to January 21, 2021. The celebration is a tribute to the sustainability-minded community at U of T and an opportunity to build relationships and deepen collaboration around sustainability. As part of the celebration, CECCS awards $55,500 in grants and prizes. We encourage all U of T students, staff, and faculty to be on the lookout for news on the next Adams Sustainability Celebration.
“MealCare is providing a meaningful solution by contributing to sustainability while helping people find food security, a basic human right,” says Ana Laura Noda González, who co-leads U of T’s MealCare Chapter. MealCare is an organization that decreases food waste by diverting surplus edible food and delivering it to food aid partners across Canada. They are the first place winner of the 2022 Adams Sustainability Innovation Prize Competition, which offers $25,500 in prizes to fuel U of T start-up companies that present innovative solutions to sustainability.
https://climatepositive.utoronto.ca/U of T Chief Operating Officer of Property Services & Sustainability and CECCS Co-Chair, Ron Saporta, discusses the geothermal exchange system built at St. George campus. The facility is connected to U of T’s historic Landmark Project and contributes to the St. George campus’s ambitious goal of becoming climate positive by 2050 by cutting out 15,000 tonnes a year of greenhouse gas emissions.
U of T launches a new Earth Day video series to highlight some of the flagship construction projects that are poised to make significant contributions to U of T’s Low-Carbon Action Plan – which strives to cut greenhouse gas emissions across the three campuses by 37 per cent from 1990 levels by the year 2030. These tri-campus projects are all part of the university’s ambitious efforts to integrate sustainability into every facet of the institution–operations, teaching and learning, research, engagement and partnerships–as outlined in the latest CECCS annual report.
The Adams Sustainability Celebration aims to recognize U of T’s progress on sustainability-related issues, envision its future and mobilize sustainability-minded students, faculty and staff across the three campuses. The 2022 Celebration runs from February to April. Events include virtual showcases, virtual panels, and grants and prizes to support sustainability focused-courses and projects.