Earth Week: State of Sustainability

April 15, 2019

Monday, April 22nd is Earth Day!

Earth Day is a worldwide event to celebrate and show appreciation for our planet, and demonstrate support for a sustainable tomorrow. Since it’s the only Earth we’ve got, let’s celebrate for more than just one day. The Sustainability Office is pleased to host our 9th annual State of Sustainability, and have a great line-up of free and fascinating events, running April 23 – May 9th!

City of Winnipeg Materials Recovery Facility Tour

Date: Tuesday, April 23
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: MRF

Transportation is available, leaving at 11 am.

Register here

About     Winnipeg’s Recycling Material Recovery Facility is responsible for producing and marketing all of Winnipeg’s recycling. It’s the one-stop-shop for 10 different materials collected from the city’s recycling depots and the recycling carts you wheel to your curb/alley every week. The 50,000 square foot facility has been operating since 2003. Through conveyor belts, heavy-duty magnets and manual sorting, see how 190 tonnes of residential recyclables are processed each day. It’s a fascinating “must see” – register today!

The Carbon Tax and You

Date: Monday, April 29
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm
Location: *UPDATED*: A1-37

Lunch provided. Registration not required.

About     It’s tax season, and taxes are everywhere. If you’re not filing your taxes, you’re thinking about the impacts of the new carbon tax while you’re filling up. Did you know that there’s a connection between the two? The Government of Canada has created a climate action incentive (CAI) where Manitobans can claim up to $339 when filing an Income Tax and Benefit Return, a way of returning revenue from the carbon tax back to you!

Learn more about the escalating impacts of the carbon tax, helpful tips, and information to understand how it will impact you. You’ll also find out practical ways you can reduce your tax and hear about greenhouse gas impacts.

Can’t make it to the event? You don’t have to miss it! Livestream at

Mobile Shredding

Date: Monday, April 29
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: Shipping & Receiving (NDC)

About   Once you have done your taxes and claimed your CAI, bring old documents from home and have them shredded at the College, on the spot! You can even stay and watch your documents being shredded on a monitor outside of the shredding truck!

E-Waste Drop Off  (EDC)

Date(s): April 23, 24, 25 and 26
Times: it varies! See below
Location: W1-01 Shipping & Receiving (Roblin)

About  Heavy materials weighing you down? Now is the time to get rid of all of that pesky e-waste from home! RRC is holding an e-waste drive to collect and recycle old, broken and unwanted electronic waste.

Drop your discarded stuff during the times below:

Tuesday, April 23 | 8 am – 12 pm and 12:45-4 pm
Wednesday, April 24 | 8 am – 12 pm and 12:45-4 pm
Thursday, April 25 | 8 am – 12 pm and 12:45-4 pm
Friday, April 26 | 8 am – 12 pm

*Please drop batteries off at the ReBin near Roblin Security

*College equipment with an asset tag must be accepted in-person at Shipping and Receiving to ensure proper disposal.

*Please remove all private data before dropping off electronic equipment. RRC is not liable for data or digital content left on your device.

The Great College Clean-up (Notre Dame)

Date(s): April 29, May 1, 2 and 3
Times: it varies! See below
Location: Library Hallway

About     Time to clean-up and Marie Kondo NDC! Get rid of items that no longer spark joy (your computer and phone get a free pass 🙂 ). Empty your shelves and drawers of old office supplies, pens and markers, decorations, unwanted kitchen items, electronics and e-waste, used batteries, and toner and we’ll help to give these items a useful second life.

Drop your discarded stuff in the Library Hallway:

Monday, April 29 | 11 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, April 30 | 11 am – 1 pm
Wednesday, May 1 | 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Thursday, May 2 | 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Got a lotta junk? Book our collection crew to pick up items at your office! Register here.

Items we’re looking for:

  • Old office supplies, or an abundance of office supplies (desk shelving, book ends, binders, file folders etc.)
  • Books and magazines
  • Kitchen items
  • Electronics (kitchen appliances, speakers, music players etc.)
  • Décor (frames, decorations, plant pots etc)
  • Schwag items
  • Unwanted program equipment
  • Anything else that’s taking up space in your area that someone else might want

For college assets, i t’s imperative that proper disposal processes are followed. Please ensure the following:

  • For IT assets, submit a Case Log here.
  • For old furniture and all other college assets, email Steve Coates at

RRC Free Days

Date(s): May 6, 7, and 8
Times: it varies! See below
Location: Library Hallway

Monday, May 6 | 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday, May 7 | 10 am – 2 pm
Wednesday, May 8 | 10 am – 12 pm

About     The 3 R’s are a cliche, but it’s because they’re timeless and true. Let’s give new life to used items on campus, to reduce our waste and reuse what we have.

Items that were dropped off during the Great College Clean Up will be sorted and available to take home. Aren’t we clever… and a little sneaky? One person’s junk is another person’s treasure.

Come check out what’s available and free for the taking! Did you miss out on the College Clean Up and have things you’d like to gift? You can drop off items for re-purposing while the shop is open.

All unclaimed items will be donated to local non-profits and charitable organizations.