What's New at the Sustainability Office
Sustainapalooza is Back!
Be sure to visit Sustainapalooza, happening Monday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Arnie. More than 20 community organizations will be on campus to help connect you to new and exciting opportunities, including Hamilton Bike Share and Environment Hamilton. Plant your own sprout, learn basic bike repair tips and tricks, or make a drum out of upcycled materials while learning its cultural significance to aboriginal groups at one of the live demonstrations happening throughout the day.
All visitors who complete a passport will receive a $2 voucher for MSA food outlets and will be entered to win a number of great prizes including a Kobo eReader, one of 100 Sustainability Prize packs and more!
Organizations that will be in attendance include:
- Green Venture
- The Escarpment Project
- The City of Hamilton's Clean Green Hamilton Office
- Bay Area Restoration Council
- Smart Commute Hamilton
- Hamilton Bike Share
- Terra Teas
- Environment Hamilton
- The Button Pushers
- Odyssey Hair Salon & Spa
- And more!
Sustainapalooza is brought to you by the Sustainability Office, ECOS, the MSA and the General Arts & Science Sustainability course.
Make Your Voice Heard About the Future of Sustainability at Mohawk!
In November 2011 the Mohawk College Board of Governors approved the first Environmental Management Plan (EMP), the College’s leading policy document on achieving sustainability as a strategic priority. A full version of the plan can be viewed here.
Since the implementation of the Plan began, Mohawk has realized a 24% reduction of 2007 baseline greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, ahead of the College’s reduction target of 20% by 2020. View the 2012 GHG Inventory here.
To ensure the Plan remains relevant and aligned with the College’s priorities, the Sustainability Office is seeking your input. By completing this survey, you will help the Sustainability Office to identify the next course of EMP actions. The information collected in this survey will be used to develop an updated Plan (EMP 2.0).
The survey can be completed in under five minutes. Once completed, you'll be entered to win an Apple iPad mini!
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.