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These are articles and other published media pertaining to the mandate and goals of CECCS.

U of T News: The future of takeout? U of T startup partners with restaurants to offer reusable containers

Reusable takeout containers supplied by Inwit
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Mo Tahvili is a co-founder and chief technology officer of Inwit, a Toronto startup that is dedicated to offering waste-free takeout.  Inwit – a recent finalist in U of T’s Adams Sustainability Innovation Prize competition – currently partners with 16 Toronto restaurants to offer takeout meals in reusable stainless steel containers. Mo spoke to U of T News about his experience juggling a marketing business, a startup and computer science studies at the University of Toronto 

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U of T News: U of T entrepreneurs credit Adams Sustainability Innovation Prize for energizing sun-care startupU of T News:

Kristina Knox and Stephanie Tien, co-founders of sun-care startup Arbre

At the 2022 Adams Sustainability Innovation Prize competition, Arbre won second-place and $7,500 for their company. Arbre is a sustainable sun care brand on a mission to create inclusive and innovative sun protection products.

Kristina Knox and Stephanie Tien co-founders of sun-care startup Arbre recently spoke with U of T News about how their second-place finish paved the way for the launch of their debut product

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U of T News: U of T plans on-campus efforts to offset flight emissions

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A University of Toronto initiative to offset emissions from university-funded air travel is reaching for the skies by ensuring every kilometer flown supports sustainability projects across the three campuses.

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U of T News: ‘Making an impact’ : U of T to scale sustainability efforts in 2023

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U of T News interview with CECCS Director Kristy Faccer about how U of T is building on the five-year foundation laid by the CECCS to scale up our sustainability ambitions in the years ahead.

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U of T News: Students contribute to City of Toronto climate action projects through U of T ‘Living Lab’ course

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. 

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U of T News: Student-run program helps redirect surplus food to those in need

“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.

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