Join Kelly Alvarez Doran, a professor at the University of Toronto under The Daniels School of Architecture, on January 10, 2022, between 6-9 pm to discuss reducing carbon emissions from contemporary construction.
The presentation will focus on Doran’s current research: methods to halve carbon emissions from city construction projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. Already, Doran’s findings have been widely shared and have contributed to City of Toronto carbon studies.
The event is available for in-person and virtual attendance, with in-person registration required by January 4, 2022. The event will consist of a one-hour presentation by Doran (virtual and in-person), followed by refreshments and networking (in-person).
In-person attendance will be at Entuitive’s office in Toronto (200 University Avenue, 7th Floor).
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Learn more about carbon emissions from construction (also known as embodied carbon)
Dr. Amber Wutich, a professor at the University of Waterloo, is hosting an open lecture over Zoom on December 8, 2021, from 6-7:30 pm.
The lecture will focus on how social infrastructure can help to solve problems regarding a lack of access to drinking water, also known as water insecurity. Some topics to be covered include how various social infrastructure components such as cultural norms, informal economies, and social networks; can be used to ensure everyone has equitable access to water.
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This coming Wednesday, September 29th, the University of Guelph is hosting an all-day tree planting event. The combined efforts of community members and the university’s staff and students will help make a greener campus by planting over 600 trees! And for all those that register, there will also be free snacks and drinks included.
The trees will be planted beside Lambton Hall across from Lang Way (see map below).
Extreme heat early this summer has sparked one of the worst wildfire seasons on record. We’ve seen smoke cover cities, flooding, droughts and just heard from the IPCC that this is a “code red” moment when it comes to tackling the climate emergency. And, this is all happening with the specter of an election on the horizon. That’s why we’ve got a plan to bring climate action to the forefront of the Canadian political landscape but we can’t do it without you.
This year, will your Christmas be eco-friendly? “Bake them a cake, write them a poem, give them a kiss, tell them a joke, but for god’s sake stop trashing the planet to tell someone you care. All it shows is that you don’t.” (George Monbiot) / Eco-friendly Christmas Gift Ideas