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5th Annual State of Sustainability: Join us for Earth Week!

April 10, 2015

bigRed River College’s 5th annual State of Sustainability also shares Earth Day’s 45 birthday! Hard to believe how far we (the planet) has come in support of environmental protection since its launch in 1970.

Today, institutions like Red River College (RRC) lead the way in innovation and action that support a culture of sustainability on campus and in our community. RRC boasts being one of Canada’s Greenest Employers four years in a row, (we hope to make it 5, nudge-nudge-wink-wink). We receive these accolades not only because of the hard work and commitment of the Sustainability Office, but through the support of active and engaged staff and students, who participate in the many recycling programs we offer, and our Leadership Community and Executive Team who champion this work.

This year we have a great line-up of events that reflect the social, economic, and environmental spirit of sustainability. We hope you will join us in one or all of our upcoming events:

Regional Campus staff who can’t attend these State of Sustainability events can participate remotely by sending the Sustainability Office ( a picture of you and your “Act of Green”!  You’ll be entered to win one of our RRC water bottles!

 5th Annual State of Sustainability & Earth Day Celebration

Sustainable Living EcoFair

  • Monday, April 20th Notre Dame Campus (Library Hallway)
  • Wednesday, April 22th Roblin Centre (Atrium)
  • 11:00am-2:00pm

Book Exchange and plastic bag round up!

Bring a book – take a book – a great way to reuse and recycle your gently used books, (no text books please).  Got plastic bags to recycle, bring them in!

  • April 20th – Notre Dame Campus (fiction and non-fiction)
  • April 22nd – Roblin Centre, Atrium (fiction only)
  • 11:00am-2:00pm

E-waste Drop Off (from work and home)

Get rid of that broken Nintendo in your basement, the old calculator on your desk, or the old microwave in the lunch room.

  • April 13-23th, 11:00am – 2:00pm daily
  • Notre Dame Campus, (Library hallway)
  • Roblin Centre, (William Building, near Print Services)

 Sustainability Office Year-in-Review

  • Tuesday, April 21, from 12:05am-12:55pm
  • Notre Dame Campus, eTV Studio B, GM33 (live and streamed)
  • Registration is limited to 40 people, so don’t delay!

Pipe Ceremony, Mother Earth Teachings and Feast

  • Notre Dame Campus, Aboriginal Support Centre, F209
  • Wednesday, April 22 from 9:30am – 12:00pm

 Green Space Horticulture Plant Sale and BBQ

  • Notre Dame Campus, Greenhouse
  • Wednesday, April 22nd from 11:00am-1:00 pm

Indigenous Connection to Mother Earth Teachings

  • Notre Dame Campus, Aboriginal Support Centre, F209
  • Thursday, April 23 from 11:30am – 1:00pm

The State of Sustainability & Earth Day Celebration is brought to you in partnership between the Sustainability Office, Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations, Green Space Horticulture, RRC Bookstore and Library.