October is Walktober!
Want to win amazing prizes like a $50 Tim Hortons gift card, $100 Best Buy Gift Cards, $200 Walmart Gift Card, and a $300 Amazon Gift Card?

Aim to walk at least 10,000 steps per day during Walktober and move towards a healthier lifestyle.

Log your steps online at for a chance to win great prizes! 

Carleton Launches New Sustainability Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Carleton University sustainability website! The website attempts to bring together all the great work happening at Carleton to make our campus and our planet more sustainable. 

Carleton’s new website provides a great platform to share our common progress and promote sustainability in all areas. This builds on previous engagement and ensures that a culture of sustainability is communicated and shared across campus. Our ongoing commitment will strengthen our common aims and ensure Carleton is ready to both lead and adapt to a sustainability future. To start, why not take a look at our recent sustainability report and find out how Carleton is walking the talk. You can also find links to sustainability resources, including a campus guide. Find out about sustainability coursesresearch strengths and ways to get involved, including a Green Workplace Program.

Carleton Sustainability Website
Carleton University's First WWF Living Planet Leader

Meet Carleton University's first WWF Living Planet Leader, Tyler Boswell! The Living Planet Leader designation recognizes post-secondary students who have demonstrated a commitment to helping nature thrive during their studies and experienced how sustainability can be applied where they live and where they will work. 

 “It’s an honour to be in the inaugural class of WWF’s Living Planet Leaders. Earning this award reflects my own and a whole community’s accomplishments from young leaders that are leading the charge on environmental issues.”

In completing his certification, Tyler helped lead the organization of a campus Sustainability Fair held in partnership with his Student Union. He was able to connect students to local campus and community sustainable initiatives and promote simple activities that, over time, would have a larger impact on reducing waste on campus and their personal lives.
Read more here

New Designated Carpool Parking Spaces

Parking Services, in partnership with Sustainability Carleton, is introducing designated  carpool parking spaces for parking permit holders starting Monday, Sept. 30. This new option is being launched in P9, P18, P16 and the Library Garage to start. Other lots, including those for visitors, will be considered in the future for this program.

Parking permit holders are encouraged to explore Carleton carpooling options by visiting Carleton Sustainable Transportation, Carleton Sustainability, and Commute Ontario.

If you have questions about this new initiative, please contact

Fair Trade Campus Week
Did you know Carleton University is a fair trade designated campus? What is fair trade?
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
Fair Trade Campus Week is the opportunity to celebrate the fair trade movement and Fairtrade certified products in Campuses across Canada. Mark your calendar for Campus Week 2018 from October 28 to November 1! Stay tuned for more details here.
Featured Group of the Month:
Fair Trade Carleton
Fair Trade Carleton University is a club on campus that advocates for FairTrade products and awareness at Carleton and in Ottawa. The FairTrade Campus program is designed to acknowledge institutions that have shown leadership in this regard through their support of FairTrade. 

Fair Trade Carleton pushes for more people to understand this unequal system and to stand against it. Follow them on social media to see how you can get involved:
Fair Trade Carleton University
Instagram: @fairtradecarleton
Twitter: @CUFairTrade
Sustainability Tip of the Month
Did you know Carleton has a sustainability guide? Our new sustainability guide allows you to take a walk around campus and find out more about sustainable resources on campus! Check out the guide here.
Upcoming Events
Carleton Butterfly Show 
October 5-13

The Carleton Biology Department is hosting its annual Butterfly Show releasing over 1300 live exotic butterflies into the Nesbitt Biology building greenhouses. The Butterfly Show is a FREE event and is open to the public. See these beautiful creatures on October 5th-13th from 9am-3pm in the Nesbitt Building!

The Carleton University Biology Society is also looking for volunteers to help out with the event. If you are interested, please sign up at the following link:

Good Food Box Deadline 
October 7 

The Ottawa Good Food Box program, which works with local farmers, provides students with affordable boxes of fresh produce for a significantly reduced cost compared to retail. The program delivers affordable boxes of delicious and nutritious vegetables and fruits to 40 neighbourhood locations throughout Ottawa once a month.

You can order at and pick it up on campus at CUSA Food Centre, 3rd Floor, University Centre.

Deadline for October online orders are October 7th at 11:59pm. Pickup date for October is Wednesday, Oct 16th.

Sustainability Movie Night
November 8
7pm-9pm at Richcraft Hall

Sustainability Carleton and Dining Services are hosting a FREE movie night with popcorn and drinks available. How to Let Go of the World showcases documentarian Josh Fox (“Gasland”) travelling the globe to meet with global climate change “warriors” who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny and tragic, inspiring and enlightening, the film examines the intricately woven forces that threaten the stability of the planet and the lives of its inhabitants.

Join us November 8th from 7pm-9pm at Richcraft Hall, Singhal Family Theatre.

Carleton University is committed to embedding continuous environmental and sustainable improvement to further enhance performance in all our operations. A commitment to sustainability allows for us to reduce our collective impact while ensuring that both existing and future generations of students, staff and faculty continue to enjoy our unique campus.
We are excited to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news about sustainable events, volunteer opportunities, and initiatives happening within the Carleton community.

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Feel free to submit it by emailing
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