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In photos: Celebrating sustainability at Sheridan

Mar 27, 2024

In March, Sheridan participated in SDG Week Canada — a country-wide campaign to mobilize the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through education.

Participation in SDG Week is just one way Sheridan demonstrates a commitment to sustainability throughout the year.

Learn more about Sheridan’s holistic sustainability approach in this video, which highlights the many ways sustainability is embedded into all areas of the institution, from curriculum and research and entrepreneurship, to EDI and operations. The video features voices from each of these areas at Sheridan.

Interactive programming was held throughout the week of March 4-8 on postsecondary campuses across Canada to increase awareness of and engagement with the SDGs.  

Sheridan’s SDG Committee — comprised of staff and faculty — organized a robust programming calendar, including nine events and interactive exhibits across all three campuses in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville, resulting in engagement from over 700 members of the Sheridan community throughout the week.  

Events and exhibits throughout the course of the week included a Sustainability Networking and Showcase event, Sheridan Repair Café & Tech Collect, Art Hive, Zine Zone, Clothing Swap by Campus Thrift x EDGE event, a Posters for Social Good exhibit, and more. 

The events aimed to help raise awareness and understanding of the SDGs across the Sheridan community as well as activate participants with resources and engagement opportunities that support SDG action. 

Sheridan’s SDG Week programming offered an exciting chance to bring our community together to learn more about our sustainability progress and ongoing initiatives.

Beyond SDG Week across the institution, our work continues. Sheridan is committed to playing a pivotal role in building a more equitable future and sustainable world for all -- planning is underway for an institution-wide sustainability strategy that will build upon our strong foundation of sustainable practices already in place and help guide long term progress.  

See below for some of the key moments from the week: 

Two students stand at a table with information on mushroom research

A research demonstration showing how oyster mushrooms are being used to break down LDPE plastic, was on display at the Sustainability Networking and Showcase Event held at the Hazel McCallion Campus.

Enrique and Faby stand beside the SDG booth at the networking event

Enrique Ponce, project coordinator, sustainability communications and engagement, and Fabiola Garza, co-op student, represented the Mission Zero team at the Sustainability Networking and Showcase Event held at the Hazel McCallion Campus to share information about Sheridan’s support of the SDGs.

People sort through piles of clothes on tables at the clothing swap

EDGE Social Impact Catalyst alumna Vuyile Motsa and the Campus Thrift team hosted a clothing swap, where the Sheridan community was asked to bring items of gently used clothing to trade. Over 100 attendees participated in the event.

Three people hold items fixed at the repair cafe

Volunteer fixers from Sheridan’s Repair Café were on deck to help fix household items. The volunteers fixed over 19 items during the afternoon event, held at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Road campus.

Several people gather around a table of items to be fixed at the repair cafe

The Repair Café wasn’t limited to only Sheridan staff, faculty and students. Members of the campus community also had the opportunity to bring household items in for repair.

Five people stand outside next to a bin filled with recycled electronics

Through a Tech Collect Drive, held in partnership with local non-profit organization Let’s Get Together, the Mission Zero team collected electronic/electrical equipment for recycling and unwanted computers to be refurbished and circulated back into the community. 

A wall displays three rows of posters created by students

Posters for Social Good featured student artwork which raised awareness of a social issue of the student's choice.

If you have any questions, please contact missionzero@sheridancollege.ca
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