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

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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U of T News: Adams Sustainability Celebration 2022: Four key events focused on building a sustainable future at U of T

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. 

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U of T News: U of T geoexchange project to reduce emissions, boost sustainability learning: National Observer 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.

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U of T News: From climate action to social justice, U of T accelerates tri-campus sustainability efforts

“We can’t deal with these sustainability issues without also dealing with issues of social justice, equity and diversity.” says CECCS Co-Chair John Robinson. U of T is driving sustainability initiatives across three campuses, with equity and diversity made front and centre. These initiatives are outlined in the annual CECCS report and include: Procurement Services diversifying its supply chain to provide more opportunities to businesses owned by people from under-represented groups; the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design’s employment and mentorship program for Indigenous youth; and the CECCS expanding its membership by appointing a seat for an Indigenous staff member.

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U of T News: Universities ‘a golden bullet’ in race to realize Canada’s net-zero future, U of T’s Scott Mabury says

U of T is advancing Canada’s goals of transitioning to a low-carbon future and strengthening its economy through each of its research, innovation and teaching missions – with students playing a key role. This includes the Sustainability Pathways to train the next generation of sustainability-minded leaders, the Institutional Strategic Initiative on Climate-Positive Energy, fossil fuel divestment to spearhead responsible investing, and building cutting-edge sustainability infrastructure.

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