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Sustainability Week running Sept. 29 - Oct. 3

Sustainability Week at Queen’s is just around the corner, starting on Sunday, Sept. 29 and ending on Thursday, Oct. 3. Now in its eighth year, Sustainability Week will feature five days of events that aim to engage and inspire members of the university community to be more conscious of the environment and to be proactive in reducing their carbon footprint.

Each of the five days will feature events and activities which focus on a specific theme: Explore, Act, Inspire, Eat, and Engage.  Sustainability Week brings together Queen’s staff, faculty, students and Kingston businesses to host a variety of events throughout the week that highlight different aspects of sustainability and discuss how we as individuals and as a community are tackling climate change.

More than 40 collaborating partners are working together to make Sustainability Week possible, from Kingston businesses and organizations to Queen’s student groups and the university administration.

No matter what area of their lives people want to become greener in, Sustainability Week has something for them. There are a variety of workshops that will teach people practical skills they can learn to become more sustainable in everyday life, including clothing repair, eco parenting, and making reusable beeswax wraps.

The program also offers opportunities to build community and learn new ways of thinking about the environment. There will be several documentary screenings, a speaker series, an activism workshop, a group hike, a trivia contest, and many other opportunities for people to connect with the green community on campus and in Kingston.

For the full schedule of events, visit the Sustainability Week website.