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Sustainability

Climate Strike & Red River College

September 23, 2019

We’re in the midst of a global movement. Students around the world are taking to the streets and using the power of their collective voices to raise awareness about climate change and the need for urgent action through the Global Climate Strike.

Locally, Manitoba Youth for Climate Action is holding a week of events, culminating with a General Strike for Climate Action at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Friday, September 27. At the college, we know that so many of our students, staff and faculty care deeply and passionately about climate issues.

We also acknowledge the role we play in our community to bring a climate lens to everything we do. For these reasons, the College will be providing opportunities for faculty, staff and students to show their solidarity with the Global Climate Strike movement while on campus.

Make One. Take One.

When: Thursday, September 26 from 11am – 1pm (or organized on your own time)

Where: Notre Dame Campus (Library Hallway) and Exchange District Campus (Atrium)

A green circle pin is the recognized visual symbol for the Climate Strike. Faculty, staff and students are invited to make pins for themselves and others to wear throughout the week, culminating on Friday, September 27.

In addition to this hallway event, we’re encouraging regional campuses, departments and classes to organize pin-making within your own areas. Request supplies here by Wednesday, September 25.

Climate & Coffee

When: Thursday, September 26 from 11am – 1pm

Where: Notre Dame Campus (Library Hallway) and Exchange District Campus (Roblin Atrium)

Climate issues are daunting and overwhelming. Climate change can have an impact on our mental health in many ways. Come by for a cup of coffee (bring your reusable mug, of course!) and talk with your colleagues and classmates about what climate change means to you and the actions needed to reduce our impacts.

If you feel that your concerns around climate change are affecting your mental health, learn more about what you can do here.

RRC Climate Action Photo

When: Friday, September 27 at 12pm

Where: Notre Dame Campus (Plaza by bus loop doors) and Exchange District Campus (Roblin Atrium)

Wear your green felt pin and show your support for climate action as the college stages one of the largest photo opportunities ever! Our photos will be shared internally and uploaded to the Global Climate Strike website. Regional campuses are encouraged to organize your own photo opp. Contact sustainability@rrc.ca for more information.

Student Activism

Every year, the Red River College Students’ Association forms a Sustainability Club. Students who are interested in participating in climate issues on campus and in our community can contact Josh Roopchand at sa_president@rrc.ca.

The Sustainability Office is going to be taking vacation time on Friday afternoon to attend the Climate Strike at the Legislative Building.

We hope to see you out at one or more of these events.