Celebrate Sustainability Week at York University, March 20 to 24

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Sustainability@York, Regenesis York and Make it Natural invite faculty, staff and students to celebrate Sustainability Week from March 20 to 24. Each day of the week will engage students with activities that promote sustainability on York University’s campuses.

The week will kick off on Monday, March 20 with a Soap Science Demo hosted by Make it Natural. Tuesday, March 21 will feature a lantern walk at Glendon College and a bike clinic on Keele campus. On Wednesday, March 22, Regenesis York is hosting a pop-up FreeStore in Vari Hall. On Thursday, March 23, the YUM Farmers’ Market in the TEL Building will offer a workshop on growing your own vegetables, and there will be free mug giveaways in Central Square as part of Red & White Day.

The week will culminate on Friday, March 24 with a number of events, including the Annual Sustainability Fair. The fair takes place in the Vari Hall rotunda and the Ross Link. It is hosted by Sustainability@York and students from the Business and Sustainability Course taught by Professor Jose Etcheverry. For the last two years, students in the course have organized the fair to celebrate sustainability and to raise awareness of sustainable businesses, student clubs and other organizations on and off campus.

After the Sustainability Fair, Regenesis York will be hosting a lantern walk and music & poetry night on Friday evening. The lantern walk will begin in Vari Hall at 4:30pm and will lead to the HNES building, where students are welcome to share music and poetry.

Sustainability Week is taking place at a perfect time since Earth Hour lands on March 25. Earth Hour is a global event that unites people and businesses around the world to raise awareness on climate change, by reminding everyone to switch off their lights and electronics for one hour.

To learn more about the schedule of events for Sustainability Week please view the event poster, or find more information on social media on the following pages:


  • @EarthHourYU
  • @york.university.sustainability
  • @regenesisyorku
  • @rethinkdirty

For more information on Sustainability at York U, visit the sustainability website at www.sustainability.info.yorku.ca or on Twitter at @YUSustain.