Sustainable Cities - Calgary

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

Is climate change important to you?

Want to do something about climate change, 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.


When: February 18 - 21, 2020

Where: Calgary

Prior to February, the participants attend three 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.

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Estimated Cost: $200*

Co-Curricular Record: Yes

Offered in partnership with the Office of Sustainability

Applications for the 2019-2020 ucalgarycares programs are now closed. 

*Cost includes meals, resource materials and t-shirt. Bursaries are available for students with financial need, with thanks from SU Quality Money. Please contact for more information.

Additional Considerations

This is a non-immersion program, so you will go home at the end of each day. Some activities may occur outdoors and therefore it is critical to dress for the weather. 

As I reflect on our experiences during the program, I realize that I have made new friends and feel more included in my university community. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be involved in [Sustainable Cities].

2019 Participant