Join us at Davis for the Transit Fair!

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 info. 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

Commuter Movement 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 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!

 

 

 

 

 

Join our Spring Campus Cleanup Days, May 15 to 17: Please RSVP!

Spring is already here! Sheridan is organizing a campus cleanup event at each of our three campuses held between May 15 to 17. We would like to invite you to join us for this community event to help Sheridan become a zero waste campus. Any staff, faculty and students are welcome!

During the event, the participants will help remove the litter that has accumulated during the winter on the trails, in the woodlands and the peripheral areas around 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 office, it will also be a fun activity for team-building!

The event will start at 12 noon and ends at 2 p.m. Based on your availability, you can participate from 30 minutes up to more than an hour. Snacks will be provided afterwards.

Below are the details for each campus.  Please register by clicking on the link for your campus. If you can RSVP by Friday May 11 that would be great.

HMC Campus
Date: Tuesday, May 15
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Meeting location: A-Wing Living Wall
Registration: click here

Davis Campus
Date: Wednesday, May 16
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Meeting location: B Wing Cafeteria Entrance
Registration: click here

Trafalgar Campus
Date: Thursday, May
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Meeting location: SCAET Main Entrance Lobby
Registration: click here   

What to expect?

At the start time of the event of each campus, we will provide directions on where to pick up the litter and the safety instructions. Gloves and bags will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own gloves. Participants are encouraged to go out in small groups.

For any questions, please email zerowaste@sheridancollege.ca. Hope to see you there!

 

Food Waste: A Big Problem!

Mission Zero and Chartwells have teamed up to host an exciting new event to raise awareness about food waste at Sheridan.

Did you know that more than half of our food waste is not sorted properly. According to the waste audit at the Trafalgar campus in 2017, 52% of the waste produced at Trafalgar was food waste, yet our organics diversion rate was only 29%. Food waste was the biggest type of contaminants in the landfill bin and it accounted for 42% of the bin content. One of the main reasons causing this high rate is that some people don’t take the time to sort their waste and throw everything in the landfill bin.

The Mission Zero team will be visiting each campus this week to observe students in the cafeteria as they throw away their waste. If a student correctly sorts their waste, it will be celebrated by ringing a bell. The student will then get the opportunity to spin a wheel and win a prize from the cafeteria!

The event will take place from 12:00pm-1:00pm at each campus on the following days:

Davis Cafeteria – Tuesday, April 3th

Trafalgar Cafeteria – Wednesday, April 4th

HMC Cafeteria – Thursday, April 5th

You will learn more about food waste and how to reduce it while getting a chance to win some great prizes. Hope to see you there!

For more information, please e-mail: missionzero@sheridancollege.ca

            

Repair Café is coming to Brampton Library’s Chinguacousy Branch!

The Repair Café will be in Brampton on April 7, 2018! Sheridan is collaborating with Brampton Library to offer the event at the Chinguacousy Branch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity for people to visit the library to get their broken household items fixed. You can receive help from our volunteer fixers on repairing different household items, including small appliances, clothes, toys, laptops and electronic devices. Our volunteer fixers will sit with you one on one and walk you through the repair process. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome to attend. Feel free to stop by even if you don’t have any item to fix!

We are also looking for volunteer fixers. If you are skilled at repairing things and enjoy helping others learn how to do the repair, we would like to invite you to join our Fixer team! Our email address is:  missionzero@sheridancollege.ca.

We hope you can join us to reduce the number of things sent to the landfill by fixing reusable items on April 7! To avoid lineups, please arrive early. Registration closes at 2 p.m.

Our last café in Brampton was a great success. Below are some photos taken during the event.

Repair Cafe – March 22

Repair Cafe

Do you have a household item that needs fixing? If so, March 22 is your lucky day.

Sheridan is hosting its next Repair Café where you can get free help fixing your broken items, and more importantly, learn from expert volunteer “fixers” about how to repair them yourself!

At the Repair Café, you can get help to fix small appliances, electronics, computers, clothes and more.

Repair Cafe fixer

Our Fixer Matt (right) helped our visitor Harsh repair his stereo tape recorder at the Repair Café last March. And they were happy with the successful fix.

In this photo, our Fixer Georg (left) explains to the visitors how he diagnosed the problem of the broken microwave oven.

Our Fixer Katherine (right) is working with Jaspreet to put back two missing buttons to his shirt.

Repair Café Fixer Paul (middle) is working with the two visitors to trouble shoot the problem of the blender.

Alvin is one of our Fixers who specializes in repairing computers. In the video below, he explained his repair process at the Repair Café held in a Toronto Library last summer.

We would like to invite you to join Sheridan’s next Repair Café at the Davis Campus. The details are below:

Event Details
Attendees:
 Anyone from Sheridan and the wider community
Objective: Repair Café – a global movement that aims to reduce the waste that’s sent to landfills and to change society’s throwaway mindset
Why: To celebrate and reaffirm Sheridan’s commitment to its Mission Zero plan

Date: Thursday, March 22
Location:
 Sheridan Student Centre Atrium, Davis Campus
Time: 11:30 am-2:00 pm
Cost: FREE!

Reminder to Repair Café visitors:

  • The fixer will work with you to repair your item. You will need to be present throughout the repair process.
  • Bring all the accessories of your item if they are available (e.g. cable, manual), which would help the diagnosis of the problem.
  • Bring a part to test if you can (e.g. a working bulb for your lamp, a CD for your CD player, a monitor for your CPU unit)
  • Anyone is welcome to visit the Repair Café with or without a broken item. Our fixers can answer your question and provide advice on how to repair and maintain your item.

If you have any questions, please contact Wai Chu Cheng, Sustainability Coordinator, at waichu.cheng@sheridancollege.ca.

We are looking for more volunteer fixers to join us. If you are interested, please feel free to get in touch.

You can find out more information about Sheridan’s Repair Café in the following sites here.

To read about Repair Café on Curiosities, click here.

To learn more about the Repair Café’s global network, click here.

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Repair Café is returning to Davis – We are looking for Fixers!

Are you the kind of person who avoids tossing things in the trash whenever possible? Do you enjoy fixing things and helping others learn how to do it? If your answers to these questions are “yes”, we need your help!

Sheridan will be offering its next at the Davis campus on Thursday March 22, 18. Everyone is welcome to join us for this community event. We are looking for volunteer Fixers who are skilled at repairing household items, everything from computers and electronics to small appliances and clothes. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome. At the event, as a Fixer, you will help visitors to repair the items they have brought in and walk them through the repair process.

 

Two fixers are working together on the motor of a broken fan at the HMC Repair Café last year

Below are the details of the Repair Café:

Event: Sheridan Repair Café

Time: Thursday, March 22, 11:30 am to 2 p.m.

Location: Atrium, Student Centre, Davis campus

Cost: Free!

 

Our Fixer and Volunteer team at HMC last year!

To join our team of fixers, please sign up at the Mission Zero website here. For more information, please visit our website. Feel free to email us at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca.

Sheridan is the first post-secondary institution in Canada hosting the Repair Café. It was launched in April 2014 as part of the Mission Zero initiative. Repair Café is a global movement started in Amsterdam in 2009. It aims to reduce needless waste that is sent to landfill and to change society’s throwaway mindset. There are more than 1,200 local cafes around the world. To learn more about the global initiative, please visit http://repaircafe.org/en .