The greenest week of the year
DSU Green Week, Sept 23-27
Katie Park - September 20, 2013
What do the bike centre at Dalhousie, environmental justice and the Alberta oil sands have in common? Green Week!
It’s that time of year again — from September 23 - 27 the Dalhousie Student Union is hosting its annual Green Week, with this year’s theme being environmental justice.
“My goal is to make it more interactive, with things like critical discussions,” explains Alia Karim, executive director the DSU Sustainability Office.
Green Week at Dalhousie is meant to share awareness about environmental justice with students on campus through activities and workshops. Activities include presentations and talks, bike tune-up work shops, farmer’s markets in the SUB, art displays and more!.
“Green, sustainable, eco-friendly — these words are used in our everyday speech,” says Karim. “Yet, they fail to address the ‘fair’ and ‘ethical’ development of environmental regulations, law, ideology, and processes. [They] also do not ensure the meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, sex, national origin or income.”
As part of Green Week, students from the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro will be coming to Halfiax as well to attend some of the talks, network with other students and chat with some keynote speakers. The week's most significant keynote speaker is Av Signh, one of Canada's leading experts on organic agriculture, who will present in Ondaatje Hall in the McCain Building Thursday night as part of the Environment, Sustianability and Society lecture series.
For a full schedule of events and more information about the DSU’s Green Week 2013 please visit dalgreenweek.com.
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