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Fall into Sustainability

October 20, 2019

 While the leaves are changing with every season so is sustainability. There are so many colours of sustainability and places to find where it may be. To share everything Red River College is growing, changing, and creating to be a sustainable campus, we have a map for you!

Every week from October 21st – November 22nd we will be posting a Sustainability Scavenger Hunt with a prize for participating drawn every Friday. Not only will there be prizes for every week, but additional entries for every week you participate for a GRAND PRIZE created from our upcoming Made by RRC Winter Market. Along with the hunt, these next few weeks will be filled with even more fun events including our Fair Trade Campus Week, Waste Reduction Week & E-Waste drive, so stay tuned.

To discover everything we’re doing check out more details below and forage through our page to find answers for the hunt. When you’re ready to begin, click here for this week’s scavenger hunt.  Happy scavenging!

 OCTOBER 21-25

Scavenger Hunt Week One

Get Caught in The Act – October 21st &  22nd | Mystery | NDC & EDC


Fairtrade Campus Week gives us a time to educate and promote Fair Trade, and celebrate the Fairtrade products on our Campus. As a consumer, supporting fair trade is a way for you to ensure that the people who created the product you are purchasing were paid a fair wage, had safe working conditions and that the product was created in a sustainable manner. This week dives into everything you need to know about Fairtrade and where you can support fair trade here at RRC!

Scavenger Hunt Week Two

This week’s Scavenger hunt is all about purchasing at Red River College. To discover the products we use on campus and where you can find Fairtrade at RRC go to our page and complete the scavenger hunt to win our weekly prize pack.

 Win FairTrade Coffee for a Month | Draw open all week | NDC Voyager

On October 28 – November 1 you can find our prize draw box in the Voyageur cafeteria at NDC and enter to win. Have a busy week, and brewing Fairtrade coffee at home? Tag us in a photo demonstrating your Fair Trade commitment on social media channel ( Twitter, Instagram) using the hashtag #RRCFTCampus to enter to win too!

FairTrade Film Screening| October 28th 12-1 | NDC Library

Short films will be running throughout the hour so bring your lunch and stay to see them all or stop by for a just one or two! What’s a film without a treat? We have you and your sweet tooth covered with Fairtrade chocolates while you watch!

FairTrade Trick or Treat | October 31st  11-1 | NDC Library Hallway

Come trick or treat for Fairtrade and check out Ten Thousand Villages here with Fairtrade merchandise alongside our table full of Fairtrade treats giveaways and your chance to enter to win a great prize pack.

Compost Your Pumpkin| November 1st 7-1 | NDC Bus Loop Doors

November 1st is on its way. That time where your pumpkin is looking a little less spooky and not quite jolly enough to stick around with the rest of your  porch décor. Even if you don’t have your own compost pile at home, you can compost your pumpkin at the Notre Dame Campus where there will be a drop off site immediately after Halloween.


Scavenger Hunt Week Three – Play to win all week!

Winter Cycling 101  | November 5th | NDC Library Hallway

It’s beginning to look a lot like.. Winnipeg! Winter is here and there’s so much to look forward to from Jets games, skating on the Red River Mutual Trail, Festival du Voyageur and getting your bike winter ready! With a little preparation, winter cycling can be a lot of fun and an active way to commute. Join us this to get answers to all of your questions about winter cycling. We’ve got you covered with tips including: How to stay warm, bike maintenance, Winnipeg’s best winter cycling routes, and any extra gear that is necessary (or not). Already a winter cycling pro? Come share your own tips and tricks! To usher us into the winter cycling season, we’ll have the bike blender on hand blending up frozen hot chocolate.

Compost Your Pumpkin| November 4th 7-1 | NDC Bus Loop Doors


Scavenger Hunt Week Four – Play to win all week!

This week’s Scavenger hunt is all about waste and resource reduction at Red River College. To discover the changes we have made, and the impacts we have in our everyday actions go to our page and complete the scavenger hunt to win our weekly prize pack.

E-Waste Drive| All Week| NDC & EDC

Make sure to set a reminder to collect all your old, broken and unwanted electronic waste and batteries from home and work to recycle at both our NDC and EDC campuses next week. Bring in all unwanted e-waste to the locations below, from Tuesday November 12th to Friday November 15th.Not sure what to bring? Click here for a list of acceptable items.

Notre Dame Campus:
Drop off at Shipping & Receiving (B183) Monday to Friday. Please note Shipping & Receiving closes daily from 12:00-12:45PM. Collection closes on Friday at noon.
Exchange District Campus:
Drop off e-waste at Shipping & Receiving (W101) Monday to Friday. Please note Shipping & Receiving closes daily from 12:00-12:45PM. Collection closes on Friday at noon.

*Please note: RRC equipment can be brought in, but must be accepted by someone at Shipping & Receiving to ensure they are disposed of properly. Please ensure that private data is removed prior to dropping off personal equipment which may contain confidential information. Red River College and Powerland do not accept liability for data or any other digital content left on your device.

Pop-the-Top| Nov 12th NDC |Nov 14th EDC | 9:30-11:30 in Tim Hortons

Small changes have big impacts. To cut down on our disposable cups (but never on coffee), we’re playing Pop-the-top where you can buy an RRC ecomug for only $5,  pop the top, and see what prize awaits inside. Each ecomug is a prize winner and every time you bring your mug you’ll receive a discount.

$1 Coffee All Week – Bring Your Own Mug!|Nov 12th-15th NDC | Voyager and Buffalo Cafeteria & STTC (Tuesday only)

Show your support for Waste Reduction Week at NDC by saving your cup from the landfill. All week by bringing your own mug you’ll be rewarded and receive $1 Coffee at the following locations listed.


Scavenger Hunt Week Five – Play to win all week

We’re so grateful that you’ve fallen into sustainability with us these few weeks. Before you go, learn a little about us here too, in the final scavenger hunt!

Scavenger Hunt Grand Prize Draw| Nov 22

Now the hunt is almost through, we can’t wait to see all of you that participated. To give you some more time, all scavenger hunts will remain open until November 22nd. For each time you have participated, you have received a ballot into the grand prize draw! This prize will be gathered from wonderful vendors at our Made by RRC Winter Market. So if you missed a week now is the time to go back and complete all entries!