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Waste Reduction Week – Events not to be wasted

October 21, 2013

Waste Reduction Week 2013

From October 21 – 27, Red River College will join hundreds of schools, businesses, non-profit groups, municipalities and Canadian households by participating in Waste Reduction Week.

Throughout the week, the Sustainability Office has planned a bunch of events to engage, inform and promote waste reduction and recycling on campus. Come out to one event or join them all – just don’t waste these great opportunities!

Get Mugged Campaign

Did you know that only 7% of students and staff regularly use an EcoMug on campus?  That’s a pretty low number considering lugging-a-mug is one simple action we can all take to reduce our environmental impacts. Plus, you get a 10-cent discount every time you use it.

Throughout the week, peeps stopped on campus toting an EcoMug will get their “Mug Shot” taken and will be automatically entered to win FREE coffee for the rest of the year.

If you’re spotted with an EcoMug you’ll be given a draw ticket. The prize winner will be announced on Oct. 28 and will be notified through RRC’s social media channels like thisthis and this. So be sure to check back next week to see if you’ve got the lucky ticket.

EcoMug Sale

We suspect that most of you have an EcoMug graveyard in the back of your cupboard. But in the off chance that not owning a reusable mug is the reason you don’t use one, come on out to one of our EcoMug sales. Mugs are only $2, and you’ll get a free first fill. That’s a deal too good to pass up!

  • Monday, Oct. 21 from 8 – 11 and 2 – 3 in Tim Horton’s (Notre Dame Campus, Mall Level)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 8 – 11 and 2 – 3 in Otto’s (Notre Dame Campus, J Building)
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 from 8 – 11 and 2 – 3 in Tim Horton’s (Roblin Centre)

Reducing our “Waste Line” Lunch & Learn

All students and staff are invited to learn why Red River College in an institutional leader in waste reduction and recycling practices. Hear about our plans for the future. Tell us how we can do better. Enjoy a free lunch!

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 12:05 – 1:00 in eTV Studio B (Notre Dame Campus, GM33)

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Sue Hayduk at

E-Waste Drop Off

Get rid of that cracked calculator or not-working Nintendo at our e-waste drop off. All items collected will be sent to a recycling facility.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 11:30 – 2:00 in the Library Hallway (Notre Dame Campus)

That’s it for now folks. 🙂