Educational Material & Training

Learn how you can live more sustainably:

Rethink Materials

For more educational material, please utilize the Rethink Resources. These resources include the Rethink Sustainability Manual with activity ideas, as well as a variety of rethink posters and stickers you can order to use as friendly reminders around your home and office

Sign up to be a Rethink Sustainability Team. Rethink Sustainability Teams range in size and could include the following:

  • a residence floor;
  • a department;
  • a group of staff and faculty;
  • a student society;
  • a lab group.

Some Sustainability Teams may meet and organize activities during non-work/class hours. Others may negotiate a combination of non-work hours and up to five hours a month during work time with Department heads or as a class assignment. 

How it works:

Each team will decide on when they would like to meet and what activities they would like to pursue. The Office of Sustainability will provide a two-hour training once a team joins. The Sustainability Team Manual [PDF - 677 KB] provides a number of activity ideas and resources to get you started. These educational and participatory activities are centered around waste, transportation, energy, water, food, and biodiversity issues.

Training Opportunities

Dalhousie's Employee & Organizational Development and the Office of Sustainability conduct semi-regular sessions geared toward employees at Dalhousie.  The Employee Sustainability Leadership Program (Six, 3-hour modules plus project), is offered every second year.  The next Employee Sustainability Ledership Program will be held May 22nd and 29th, 2019 . For more information contact

The Dal Bike Centre offers educational programs on bike safety and maintenance.

Training and outreach is provided to students and employees on topics such as green building and sustainability in residences.