Student and Employee Commuter Survey!

What’s your commute like? Please tell us!

You’re invited to take an important survey about your daily commute. This survey will help us determine how to further assist employees and students with their commute to campus.

Sheridan, in collaboration with SustainMobility and Smart Commute Halton, has introduced the Smart Commute Program to all three of its campuses to support sustainable commuting options.

Employee survey: October 24 – November 2

Student survey: November 5 – 16

Click the links below for the employee and student surveys:

Take the survey now: www.surveymonkey.com/r/sheridanemployeesurvey

Take the survey now: www.surveymonkey.com/r/sheridanstudentsurvey

Great news! Every participant will be eligible to enter a draw for a chance to win a $200 Sport Chek Gift Card!

We thank you in advance for your voluntary participation. Your input will help us make informed decisions to provide the best service possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office for Sustainability at missionzero@sheridancollge.ca.

Fall Campus Cleanup Days: Volunteers are Needed!

Join us for the upcoming Campus Cleanup Days held at Davis and Trafalgar. Everyone in our community, including faculty, staff and students is welcome!

During the event, the participants will help remove the litter that has accumulated during the summer months on the trails, in the woodlands and the peripheral areas of the campus property.

By participating in the campus cleanup event at your campus, not only will you help the environment, but you will also have an opportunity to get active and meet other members of the Sheridan community. If you are participating with your fellow members from your department or program, this will also be a fun activity for team-building!

The event will run from 12 to 2 p.m. You can participate from 30 minutes up to two hours. We will provide participants with gloves and bags to collect waste. Snacks will be provided. Every participant who volunteer for more than half an hour will have an opportunity to take part in a raffle draw for a green prize.

Below are the details of the two events. Please register using the link below.

Davis Campus –

Date & Time: Friday, October 12, 12 – 2 p.m.
Meeting location: B Wing Cafeteria Entrance

Trafalgar Campus –

Date & Time: Thursday, October 18, 12 – 2 p.m.
Meeting location: SCAET Main Entrance Lobby

To join one or both of the cleanup events, please register below –
Registration link

For any questions, please email zerowaste@sheridancollege.ca. Feel free to visit our website to learn about our latest zero waste initiatives.

Hope to see you at the Campus Cleanup Days!

 

Oakville Digs Pollinators – A Walk and Talk with Native Plant Experts

As part of Sheridan’s biodiversity initiative, we are excited to offer the second workshop on the conservation of pollinators this fall.

At the Oakville Digs Pollinators workshop, we will have native plant experts leading the group on a nature walk around the campus and talking about the importance of local biodiversity, planting native plants at urban sites, and the identification of different species that have been planted at the Medicine Wheel and Wildflower gardens at the Trafalgar Campus. Participants will also learn about online resources to plant their own native gardens and find native species in nurseries.

The details of the Oakville Digs Pollinators workshop are as follows:

Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Trafalgar Campus, G302
Audience: anyone from Sheridan and the wider community
Cost: Free!

If you are planning to attend, please register – Click here!

The two workshops on pollinator conservation are one of the three components of the Wildflower and Pollinator Protection and Enhancement Program created by the Office for Sustainability and supported by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. This workshop was offered in collaboration with our partners including Oakvillegreen Conservation Association, Carolinian Canada and WWF.

The wildflower community-planting event we offered in June was another component of the Wildflower and Pollinator Protection and Enhancement Program. We shared what we accomplished here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca.

Hope to see you at the workshop on October 11!

Give Bees A Chance: A Workshop on Pollinator Conservation

Photo credit: Anthony Colangelo/Pollinator Partnership

As part of Sheridan’s biodiversity initiative, we are excited to offer two hands-on workshops on the conservation of pollinators this Fall. These workshops are one of the three components of the Wildflower and Pollinator Protection and Enhancement Program created by the Office for Sustainability and supported by the TD Friends of the Environment Fund.

The first pollinator workshop will be held next Thursday, September 27 at the Trafalgar Campus. In this interactive workshop, participants will join conservation ecologists from Pollinator Partnership to learn about the diversity of bees in our community, the latest science on conservation issues, and the concrete actions you can take to make a difference.

Pollinator Partnership is a non-profit dedicated to the protection of pollinators through conservation, research, and education. Bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and beetles that pollinate are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food, and also sustain our ecosystems by allowing over 87% of flowering plants to reproduce. Growing scientific evidence is revealing that these animals and their pollination services are in trouble and need our help. Pollinator Partnership works in communities across North America to make a positive difference for these unique creatures and to raise awareness for the crucial ecosystem services they provide

Below are the details of the workshop:

Give Bees a Chance: A Workshop on pollinator conservation

Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Campus: Trafalgar campus, Sheridan College
Room Location: G102
Audience: Anyone from Sheridan and the wider community is welcome
Cost: Free!

To join the workshop, please sign up here 

The second pollinator workshop will be held on October 11, 5 to 7 p.m. Please stay tuned for further details.

The wildflower community planting event we offered in June was another component of the Wildflower and Pollinator Protection and Enhancement Program. We have shared what we accomplished here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca

 

 

 

 

Sheridan ARE YOU READY?!

There’s a Bike Shop coming to HMC, in the A-Wing and we need your help to name it for its grand-opening! We’re working to create a Do It Yourself Repair Shop, a Free Rental Service, and a Mentorship Program.

Our goal is to have the shop and rental service fully operational by the end of October, so that students can take full advantage of this new resource as soon as possible.

There have already been some great suggestions from your peers, but we wish to give the Sheridan Community one more chance to name their Bike Centre. Let us know of any names you would like to see above the door and we will choose the top favourites by September 30th. We will have a vote of our top favourites afterwards.

To give you a little idea of what’s happening here is an image of our Future Rental Bikes:

How to suggest a name?
Comment on this post below!

Stay tuned for more updates 🙂

We Need You: Fall 2018

Do you care about your environment? Do you like meeting new people and working towards improving your campus experience? When you join our Mission Zero volunteer team, not only will you have fun in meeting new people at your campus, you will also be able to log down the volunteer hours that will be counted towards your Co-curricular Record (CCR). If you are interested in learning more or signing up, please click here.

This year, the Orientation Marketplace event was held at each of our three campuses during the week of August 27 to 31. The Office for Sustainability set up a booth introducing our work. The new students were invited to play a game while learning about how to reduce waste on campus. They also learned about how the best routes to ride to campus by bike and how to lock their bikes safely.

In the first photo below, our team, along with the support of student mentors, “staff” the Zero Waste bins to guide people to sort their waste.

As well, our local transit service providers were also on site introducing their services and useful resources to students. A big thank-you to Region of Peel, Oakville Transit, Brampton Transit and TransHelp for joining us this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us at Davis for the Transit Fair – July 10!

Come out and meet the representatives from our local transit providers, including Brampton Transit, GO Transit, PRESTO, MiWay, and TransHelp. They will be on hand to answer any of your questions and provide you with useful information. As well, there will be interactive games and giveaways!

Event Details:

Attendees: Anyone from the Sheridan community
Date: 
Tuesday, July 10
Location:
Sheridan Student Centre Atrium, Davis Campus
Time:
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Transit Fair is part of Commuter Movement which aims to encourage Sheridan’s Davis community to be more aware of sustainable transportation options and try these various modes to commute to campus. Through this collaborative project, Sheridan Office for Sustainability and The Region of Peel would like to encourage everyone to adopt greener commuting behaviour which is beneficial to us all and to the environment. On a personal level, in addition to saving money, taking sustainable transportation leads to a more active, healthy lifestyle. On a city level, as a result of fewer vehicles on the road, less greenhouse gases will be emitted into the atmosphere and the air will be cleaner.

To learn more about Transportation and The Commuter Movement project: Click Here

             

Tour de Sheridan 2018 – Join Us for Sheridan’s Second Tri-campus Bike Event

Welcome to the second tri-campus event at Sheridan! At this event, you will get a chance to meet and bike with other cyclists in our own community while exploring our neighborhood. Let’s stay active and encourage each other to do exercises that promote health and wellness. Hope you can join us!

Date: July 12th (Thurs)
Time: 8:00 – 12 p.m.
Campus Start Points: In front of “S” at Trafalgar, Davis & HMC
Meet-up Time & Location: 10 a.m. at Lake Aquitaine Park – splash pad (behind Meadowvale Community Centre)

Bike Groups departure times as follows:

Davis
Recreation Bike Group: 8:30 a.m.

HMC
Hybrid Bike Group: 8:30 a.m.
**This route is not suitable for road bikes**

Trafalgar
Recreation Bike Group: 8:15 a.m.
Road Bike Group: 8:15 a.m.

*Participants are welcome to leave from home and head for the meet-up location directly.

Prizes:
The first 30 participants who registered and completed the cycling trip will receive a 25 oz Tour de Sheridan water bottle and a pair of bike lights!

              

Registration:
Sign up:  click here

Registration Deadline: July 10 (Tue)

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at vicki.tran1@sheridancollege.ca.

                            

Bike to Work Day at your Campus in Celebration of Bike Month!

It’s Bike Month! During this period from May 28th to June 30th, there are hundreds of rides and events across the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton and Guelph. Look for cycling events near you at www.BikeMonth.ca! You can enter their contest before June 4th for a chance to win $500 MEC gift card and $500 voucher from VIA Rail.

In support for Bike Month, we would like to invite our Sheridan community members to join us for our Bike to Campus Day at the Sheridan campuses. Ride your bike, enjoy some fresh air, light breakfast snacks, giveaways, a chance to meet other cyclists and to win some awesome prizes. Click on the link below to get details of the event for your campus.

HMC Campus
Date: Tuesday, June 19th
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Location: Outside A Wing, South Entrance
Registration: click here
 
Davis Campus
Date: Wednesday, June 20th
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Location: Outside A Wing Entrance by Lot 1
Registration: click here
Trafalgar Campus
Date: Thursday, June 21st
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Location: Picnic table outside Cafeteria
Registration: click here

 

All Sheridan members are welcome! Please register with the link above by Monday, June 18. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Tran, Cycling and Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, at vicki.tran1@sheridancollege.ca. Feel free to check out the Office for Sustainability website for more events.

 

Trafalgar Wildflower Planting on June 9: Volunteers are needed!

Photo: The Wildflower Garden site completed by volunteers in the summer of 2016

Did you know that 90% of all wild flowering plants depend on pollination? Did you know that one in three bites of food we eat relies on bees for pollination? Sadly, many of our pollinator species in Canada are declining at an alarming rate. We can help save the bees and butterflies by creating a natural habitat and food sources for them right here at the Trafalgar campus!

Come out on June 9th to help enhance our Wildflower Garden that we started in 2016! The Mission Zero team along with Oakville Green Conservation Association and Sheridan’s Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support are working together to offer this planting event. On the event day, our volunteers will be guided to plant perennial native wildflowers and grasses. The new plants will further attract pollinators and prevent the invasive Buckthorn from returning to the site. Not only will this planting event help beautify the area, it will also increase campus biodiversity. Volunteers will enjoy a pizza lunch after planting.

Below are the details of the event:

When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: Trafalgar campus – outside Athletic Centre
Who: Anyone from Sheridan and the wider community
Register: Click here

This event is sponsored by the TD Friends of the Environment Fund. For any questions, please feel free to contact the Office for Sustainability at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca. Hope to see you there!