Sustainability Days (MUN campus, St. John's) Mar. 8-10, 2011 – ALL Events

Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to attend Sustainability Days on the St. John’s campus from Mar. 8-10, 2011.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sustainability Fair

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:  UC, 3rd Floor

Description:  Visit displays by student and university groups, and community organizations that are concerned with the environment and related social issues. Stop by for knowledge sharing and to

see how people in your community are taking action.

Sponsor: Students for Sustainability Coalition


Food Court Waste Audit

Time:  11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location:  UC, 3rd Floor in The Loft

Description: Memorial’s Sustainability Office and the Department of Geography are launching the St. John’s campus waste audit. Come have a look at the

sorting process and view the many streams of waste generated from the Food Court on a daily basis.


Food Court Waste Audit Results and Waste Diversion in St. John’s

Time:  2 to 3 p.m.

Location:  UC, 3rd Floor in The Loft

Description:  Results of the waste audit will be announced and there will be a discussion about waste diversion in St. John’s. This will be presented jointly by

Department of Geography students, the Sustainability Office staff and Shelley Pardy of the City of St. John’s Waste Management Division. Come find out what

makes up the food court’s waste and learn about recycling in St. John’s.

Sponsor: Memorial’s Sustainability Office


Fresh!  Documentary Screening

Time:  7 to 9:30 p.m.

Location:  Engineering building, EN-2006

Description:  Fresh! celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the

rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural

resources and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, Fresh! features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and

entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

Free admission, free popcorn (bring your own bowl), with a Q and A discussion to follow.

Sponsor: Project Green, BIOS and the Food Security Network (FSN)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Regional Transportation Forum

Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Location: UC, 3rd floor in The Loft

Description: Come to a forum to discuss regional transportation issues and generate ideas for possible actions to encourage sustainable transportation. Also, get an

overview of the results of Memorial’s transportation survey.

Sponsor: Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada Chapter


Mountain Equipment Co-op – Leading the Way in Green Buildings

Time:  7 to 8:30 p.m.

Location:  Engineering building, EN-2006

Description: Mountain Equipment Co-Op’s CFO Sandy Treagus will share his experiences in the design and construction of MEC’s new stores and distribution centre,

and how green building fits into MEC’s business model. MEC is Canada’s largest retail co-operative and one of Canada’s leaders in green building. The challenge

is to create buildings that meet MEC’s specific uses, are built to the highest standards of green building possible, and are economical to construct and operate.

Sponsor: Canada Green Building Council and Memorial’s Sustainability Office


Thursday, March 10, 2011


Memorial Farmers’ Market

Time:  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:  UC, 3rd Floor

Description: In a similar vein to the Ten Thousand Villages Sale and the International Bazaar, we will be having a market that showcases local and sustainable goods

to students. Vendors will have international food, crafts, local produce, local preserves and other food products.

Sponsor: Students for Sustainability Coalition


Sustainability Days Keynote Speaker: Adria Vasil

Time:  7 to 8:30 p.m.

Location:  Engineering building, EN-2006

Description: Students for Sustainability will host special guest Adria Vasil, environmental columnist and author of the bestseller Ecoholic: The Most Environmentally-Friendly Products, Services and Lifestyle Choices.

Come out and learn how each of us as consumers and citizens have the power to affect change by making an effort to live greener, smarter and healthier lives.

Sponsor: Students for Sustainability Coalition