Sustainable Cities (Virtual) - Calgary

Alongside your peers, learn about environmental, economic and social sustainability in Calgary.

Understanding your role in building a sustainable future

Want to do something about sustainability, but don't know where to start? ucalgarycares Sustainable Cities is a co-curricular program where students learn about environmental, economic and social sustainability while making a difference. Over February Reading Week, the group learns from, and volunteers at, a wide variety of agencies. Examples of past activities include a presentation from the City of Calgary's Climate Program, making environmentally friendly household cleaners at Green Calgary and building hampers at the Calgary Food Bank.

Program Information Session #1: Sept. 30, noon – 1 p.m. (online)

Program Information Session #2: Oct. 1, 4 – 5 p.m. (online)

Register for the Sustainable Cities program to be sent the link for the information sessions.

Because of COVID-19, changes to the schedule above are likely. Please revisit this section for an up to date description of what to expect in the program. Please apply for the program before Sept, 25.

Details

When: Feb. 16 - 19, 2021

Where: Calgary

Prior to February, the participants attend four workshops to prepare themselves for their Reading Week experience. This is a great way to gain experience, get Co-Curricular Record credit, develop leadership skills, make friends and have a great time.

The 2021 program itinerary is subject to change.

More information

Estimated Cost: To be announced

Co-Curricular Record: Yes

Please contact slacoop@ucalgary.ca for more information or if you have any financial concerns.

Additional Considerations

Some activities may occur outdoors and therefore it is critical to dress for the weather.

The 2021 program itinerary is subject to change.

Being part of the Sustainable cities program not just opened my eyes to the city’s efforts toward transitioning to sustainable future but also helped me develop professional skills like leadership, informal learning (workshops & trainings), and reflective model learning

2019 Participant