Welcome to Orientation Week 2023

This year, CECCS will be participating at Club’s Days on each campus as per the below schedule. Come stop by and learn more about how you can engage with sustainability initiatives at U of T and become a #SustainableChangeAgent! There will be opportunities to win some great prizes!

  • UTM Club’s Day – Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1-3pm, outdoor walkway of the CCT building
  • St. George Club’s Day – Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1-4pm, St. George Street, south of Hoskin (table A11 as per UTSU Street Fest Map)
  • UTSC Club’s Day – Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1-3pm, location TBA

Become a Sustainable Change Agent with these resources and programs!

Student in SDG circle. I pledge to be a Sustainable Change Agent

1. Sign up for our monthly CECCS newsletters for a chance to win an iPad

CECCS newsletter banner, updates from the Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability (CECCS) at the University of Toronto

All new student subscribers during the month of September will be entered for a chance to win a 64GB iPad Air. Subscribing to our monthly CECCS newsletter is also a great way to learn about important sustainability news and opportunities that arise throughout the year.

2. Follow us on Social Media for a chance to win a Sustainable Prize Give-away

CECCS is teaming up with the Sustainability Office on a Social Media Prize Giveaway during the month of September. To participate, follow CECCS and the Sustainability Office @SustainableUofT. Watch for the Prize Give-away post, like it, and leave a response tagging a friend for your chance to win a Sustainable Prize Give-Away valued at $250. There will also be weekly giveaways that partner with the Sustainability Offices at UTSC (@SustainableUTSC) and UTM (@SustainableUTM), so be sure to follow them too!

3. Participate in the Sustainability Pathways Program

Pathways logo

4. View or add sustainability events to our Tri Campus Sustainability Calendar

Screen shot of sustainability calendar

5. Get involved in the Tri-Campus Sustainability Offices

Sustainability Office logo

6. Check out our Sustainability Student Group and Other Inventories

Person doing research on a roof garden
 Adriano Roberto, a graduate student at U of T Scarborough shown here on the roof of Highland Hall, is studying ways to overcome the limitations of Toronto’s current green roof designs to grow food for the city’s residents (photo by Don Campbell).

7. Learn about the University’s Climate Positive Campus Commitment

Ron Saporta touring the central steam plant with Karina Gould, Ehren Cory and Meric Gertler
Ron Saporta, U of T’s chief operating officer, property services and sustainability and CECCS Co-Chair, takes Ehren Cory, CEO of CIB, Karina Gould, families, children and social development, and U of T President Meric Gertler on a tour of the university’s central steam plant (photo by Johnny Guatto).

The University of Toronto St. George campus has pledged to become climate positive by 2050. Learn more about what this means and what we are doing to fulfill this pledge.

Congratulations! You are on your way to making meaningful change on campus!