Rashad Brugmann says there’s been a “groundswell” of support for sustainability initiatives on campus – an apt choice of words considering one example lay right under his feet.
He and fellow University of Toronto students Nicolas Côté and Nathan Postma walked the narrow lanes between crops growing on Trinity College’s rooftop garden, including heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers and three kinds of eggplant.
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A group of architecture students at the University of Toronto tapped into their creativity, planning and design skills to reimagine new ways southern Florida can tackle climate change-related flooding, rising water levels and salt water entering canals and corroding existing infrastructure.
The 4th floor of the Exam Centre, home to the Sustainability Office, is continuing with its efforts to be eco-friendly (it’s already LEED Gold certified) with the installation of solar panels this September. Our summer Work Study student, Mariya, sat down with the Director of Sustainability Operations, Paul Leitch, to get the full scoop on the solar project.