What's New at the Sustainability Office
You're Invited to the Hamilton Environmental Summit
For a limited time, the first five Mohawk College students who contact Alan Griffiths at email@example.com will receive FREE registration to the event!
Students can also volunteer for the summit. Please contact Jay Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Join us this Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd at Mohawk College for Hamilton’s second annual Environmental Summit! As Vision 2020 is set to be renewed, the goal of this interactive event is to bring together businesses, community organizations, and individuals to identify priorities for a new transformational long-term plan for the City of Hamilton.
At this year’s full-day event, you will:
- hear from local environmental champions as they address the most pressing environmental issues facing Hamilton today as identified by our community,
- experience a dynamic panel discussion from some of Hamilton’s leading economic, cultural, social, and environmental experts,
- participate in a series of workshops designed to gather your input for the development of the next long-term plan for our community, and
- hear about the progress we have made since last years’ Summit and how it will benefit Hamilton.
Don’t miss your chance to have your say in the future of Hamilton’s environment and learn how organizations can work together to build a more sustainable and resilient community for us all.
Register now at www.envsummit2014.eventbrite.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Jay Carter, Assistant Environmental Planner with the City of Hamilton
905 546 2424 ext. 1286 or by email at email@example.com
Planting Our Roots Back for 2014
The Sustainability Office and the Alumni Association are teaming up again for Planting Our Roots! Join us on May 3 at Confederation Park to plant native tree species to help slow erosion along the Hamilton Beach, make the local air cleaner, and connect with old and new Mohawk friends.
In 2013, we planted over 300 trees! We want to do the same in 2014 but we need your help!
To register for free, and for more information, head over to the Alumni Association website. This is a family friendly event open to all alumni, students, staff, and their families and friends.
Good Food Box Now at Fennell!
Save a trip to the grocery store by getting your fresh local produce delivered right here to Fennell! The Mohawk College Sustainability Office is proud to be a member of the Good Food Box network. Students and staff can now enjoy fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables, while supporting sustainable food systems and local farmers.
Each month, staff and students can order a Good Food Box which will be delivered right here to campus. The $15 box will contain 10 items ( approx. 22.5lbs but may vary based on value of items included) of produce valued at $25- don’t break the bank!
Here’s how the program works:
- Order your $15 box at the Fennell Campus Store between Wed. March 12 and Wed. March 19 (sales end at 3pm). Save your receipt! Cash and debit only please.
- Pick-up your order on Wed. March 26 or Thurs. March 27 in the Sustainability Office (room A019) with your receipt.
This pilot program will operate from October 2013 to April 2014. You can choose to order a Good Food Box every month or just try it once! There is no commitment!
This new service is an action of the Mohawk College Environmental Management Plan.
The Mohawk College Sustainability Office has launched a program to help you get to Fennell Campus. Whether you are commuting from Brantford, Niagara or the GTHA, MoCoModal will help you get here!
Follow the link and instructions to help you plan your trip to Campus. Click on your neighbourhood or region for your personalized guide to carpooling, public transit and alternative transportation options and think outside the car!
At Mohawk College, Environmental Sustainability is one component of our overall sustainability efforts.
Along with social and financial sustainability, our environmental sustainability is a cornerstone of our Strategic Plan. We feel it is our responsibility to work alongside our community, businesses, other Colleges and Universities, and individuals to promote environmental awareness and sustainability. For decades, we have been reducing our impact on the planet and as we move forward, we are creating policies that ensure a prosperous future for generations to come.