Green Week grows

- March 3, 2010

Will Horne and Emily Rideout take advantage of free coffee by bringing along resusable coffee mugs for SustainDal's Muggy Monday. Caitlin Oliver and Jennie Sasman provide free smiles. (Nick Pearce Photo)

Whether you’re a environmental and social activist or are just looking to learn a little more about sustainability, Dalhousie Green Week has it all. The third annual Dalhousie Green Week runs from March 8 to 12 and is full of activities for every level of interest.

As a part of Green Week, you will be able to sit in on speakers, seminars, entertainment, a farmers’ market, discussion forums, social events, an art show … and more! Our featured keynote address will be given by renowned Canadian activist and leader on issues of environmental and social justice, Maude Barlow.

Green Week will provide opportunities for Dalhousie students and community members to learn about a variety of environmental and social issues. Green Week is designed to appeal to people of all levels of environmental awareness and education and it is the largest event of its kind at Dalhousie.

Green Week is run by the Dalhousie Student Union Sustainability Office, a student-run organization that strives to create a culture of sustainability within the DSU and at the university level. By encouraging communication within the student community the DSUSO will help identify, assess and address challenges of environmental sustainability on campus.

For more information on the Dalhousie Student Union Sustainability Office and what you can do to help, see our website or check us out on Facebook.

Schedule of events

(note: all ‘Lunch and Learns’ include free lunch)

Monday, March 9

  • Lunch and Learn: Greening Your Life 101 with SustainDal, 12 noon, Room 224 Dal SUB
  • Film Screening of "Flow" with Environmental Programs Students’ Society, 7 p.m. Location TBA

Tuesday, March 9

  • Lunch and Learn: Local Lessons for Ethical Consumption with the Ecology Action Centre's Liza Kretz and Marla McLeod, 12 noon, Room 224, Dal SUB
  • Clothing Swap hosted by EPSS, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 302, Dal SUB
  • Vegan cooking class, 7 p.m., Dal Women's Centre

Wednesday, March 10

  • Lunch and Learn: ‘The Future of Sustainability at Dal’ with Dal Office of Sustainability and DSUSO, 12 noon, Room 224, Dal SUB
  • Green job fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., SUB Lobby
  • Alternative career night hosted by Environmental Law Students' Society, 6 p.m., Room 104 Weldon Law Building
  • Lara Ryan on Corporate Social Responsibility, 7 p.m. Room 302, Dal SUB

Thursday, March 11

  • Bicycle Tuneup Bonanza with the Society for Bike Advocacy at Dal, all day at the Campus Bike Centre (Studley Gym)
  • Engaging Politicians with CPAWS NS’ Christina MacLeod, 12 noon, Room 224, Dal SUB
  • Keynote address with Maude Barlow: "The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water." 7 p.m., Potter Auditorium.

Friday, March 12

  • Lunch and Learn: ‘Living by our Wits: Preparing for Climate Change in Coastal NS’ with EAC’s Jen Graham, 12 noon, Room 302, Dal SUB
  • Art show, 'Outreach for the Earth,' 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SUB lobby
  • Big ticket concert, 8:30 p.m., Grawood Lounge.

All week

  • Muggy Mondays in the SUB Lobby
  • Nature photo contest: Submit to
  • Residence waste challenge


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