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I “heart” sustainability month – join us!

January 29, 2015

 

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Get spotted carrying your EcoMug at NDC and EDC and you’ll win a fair trade chocolate bar and be entered to win FREE coffee for a month!

All campuses can participate, just email us a photo of you and your reusable mug by Feb 13 and you’ll be entered to win!

Winners will be announced in All Staff News, on our Facebook Page Sustainability @ Red River College and posted in the “mug shot” line up in the NDC Library hallway.

 

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“Sweater up” and turn down the heat! 

Put on your favourite sweater and lower your office thermostat by two degrees on Thursday, February 5th as part of National Sweater Day. Send us a photo of your office team around your thermostat, and you’ll be entered to win a box of fair trade chocolate.

Did you know your heating costs rise 5% for every degree your thermostat is set above 20 degrees.

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 Lunch and Learn & Global Market

Join Zack Gross from Fair Trade Manitoba and Gwen Repeta from Ten Thousand Villages and learn about fair trade in Winnipeg.  Students and staff will learn how buying fair trade improves the lives of farmers and workers in developing countries and promotes sustainable farming practices.  Find out where you can purchase fair trade items and how your purchasing decisions play a role in improving global trade practices.

  • Thursday, February 12 from 12:05-12:55pm
  • eTV Studio B (NDC, room GM33)
  • Staff can register on LEARN and students can register at shayduk@rrc.ca
  • Staff from our regional campuses can watch the program live
  • Free fair trade chocolate for all in class participants!

Join us for the global market (NDC Library hallway) for fair trade coffee, chocolate and other gifts for purchase from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. CASH ONLY.

 Manitoba’s Fair trade Challenge

Support fair trade on campus – and commit to bringing fair trade products into the office for 30 days!

  • Feb 14 – March 16th
  • Sign up at fairtrademanitoba.ca
  • Use the group site – Red River College
  • Tell shayduk@rrc.ca that you registered, and you’ll win a box of fair trade chocolate for the office.

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Join Travel Roots, a local eco-tour company, to learn how to enhance your travel plans by exploring local communities and supporting sustainable tourism.

  • Wednesday, February 25
  • 12:05pm-12:55pm
  • eTV Studio B (NDC,  room GM33)
  • Staff can register on LEARN and students can register at shayduk@rrc.ca
  • Staff from our regional campuses can watch the program live
  • Free fair trade chocolate for all in class participants!