Bike Month Activities

It is time to get out, explore, and play in our neighbourhoods. One great way to get around is by bike and we’re here to help!

Bike Month is around the corner and we are gearing up many activities to encourage everyone to get out and ride. Bike Month began 30 years ago to celebrate Bike to Work Day in Toronto and became widely celebrated across Canada. You can find more activities around the GTHA to participate and get a chance to win a $300 MEC gift card.

Sheridan is doing its part to celebrate biking by offering many workshops and events! Here are some activities you can participate in at Sheridan:
Cycling Safety Workshops
HMC – Wednesday, May 22
Davis – Monday, May 27
Trafalgar – Friday, May 31

Time: 12 – 1pm OR 2 – 3pm
Join us for a lunch and learn session on how to keep yourself safe when riding in your neighbourhood. We’ll cover basic safety rules, enjoyable routes to ride, how to use a helmet and bike lights, how to make the most of your bike and more.  RSVP at SheridanBikeHub@sheridancollege.ca

Group rides
HMC – Wednesday, May 29
Davis – Monday, June 3
Trafalgar – Friday, June 7

Time: 12 – 1 pm
Let’s ride together! Bring your bikes and tag along this 5km leisure ride around the campus, get some fresh air, meet new people, and have fun. Rent out a bike at the HMC Sheridan Bike Hub if you need one. Space is limited, please email SheridanBikeHub@sheridancollege.ca if you’re interested!

Bike to Campus Days
Trafalgar – Monday, June 10
Davis – Monday, June 17
HMC – Wednesday, June 19 *date changed

Time: 8 – 9 a.m.
Want to challenge yourself and ride to campus? We can help you prepare for this, contact us ahead of time! Snacks and giveaways are available.

Tour de Sheridan 2019 
All 3 campuses: Friday, July 12
Time: 12 – 4pm
This will be our 4th annual Tour de Sheridan where we have a group ride starting from each campus to meet at Lake Aquitaine Park in Mississauga to celebrate active transportation!

Got questions? Email us at SheridanBikeHub@sheridancollege.ca

Spring Campus Cleanup!

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

Trafalgar Campus

Date: Wednesday, May 15
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Meeting Location: SCAET Main Entrance Lobby

Davis Campus

Date: Thursday, May 16
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Meeting Location: B-Wing Outside Cafeteria Entrance

HMC Campus

Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Meeting Location: A-Wing Living Wall

Click here to register

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.

If you are interested, please fill out the form above. For any questions, contact missionzero@sheridancollege.ca. Thank you.

Repair Cafe – Oakville Library

Come out to Repair Cafe where you can get your household items, from electronics to clothing fixed by our volunteer fixers and help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills.

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Where: Oakville Library (120 Navy Street, Oakville)

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE!

To join the team of volunteer fixers or learn more about the event, you can visit the Eventbrite link here or call the Halton Environmental Network at (905) 815-6185. Registration is not needed if you are interested in getting your items fixed. Registration is only needed for volunteer fixers.

For general information on the Repair Cafe global movement, please click here.

In partnership with the Halton Environmental Network, Town of Oakville, Oakville Public Library, and Sheridan Mission Zero.

Repair Cafe – Trafalgar Campus on March 21

Sheridan is hosting its next Repair Café event on March 21. Get free help fixing your broken items, and more importantly, learn from expert volunteer “fixers” about how to repair items yourself!

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

Repair Café Details:

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location: Learning Commons and the “Pit”, C-Wing, Trafalgar Campus

All members of the community are welcome! Join us and celebrate Sheridan’s commitment to its Mission Zero plan as we strive to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill and change society’s ‘throwaway’ mindset. Plus, it’s FREE!

Reminders for Repair Café Visitors:

  • If you are planning to join, please arrive early to avoid lineups. Registration may close at 1:30 p.m.
  • 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) to help diagnose the problem.
  • Bring a necessary 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 questions and provide advice on how to repair and maintain your items.

If you have any questions, please email the Office for Sustainability at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca.

Volunteers Needed
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:

To learn more about the Repair Café’s global network, visit repaircafe.org.

Repair Cafe – March 21 at Trafalgar! Calling Volunteer 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 so as well? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, we need your help!

Sheridan will host its next Repair Café event at the Trafalgar Campus on Thursday, March 21. We are looking for volunteer ‘fixers’ who are skilled at repairing household items such as small appliances, computers, clothes and plants. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to participate. As a fixer, you will help visitors repair their items and demonstrate the repair process.

Repair Café Details:

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location: Learning Commons and the “Pit”, C-Wing, Trafalgar Campus

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact the Office for Sustainability at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca.

Never been to a Repair Café before? Check out the short documentary Fixed! on the TVO website.

Did You Know?
Repair Café is a global movement that started in Amsterdam in 2009. It aims to reduce needless waste that is sent to landfills and to change society’s throwaway mindset. There are over 1,500 Repair Cafés worldwide. Visit the Repair Café Foundation website to learn more.

Sheridan is the first postsecondary institution in Canada to host a Repair Café. The initiative launched in April 2014 as part of Mission Zero. Learn more about the philosophy of Sheridan’s Repair Café initiative on the Curiosities blog.

For any questions, please feel free to contact The Office for Sustainability at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca .

Mission Zero Outreach Table

Come check out our Mission Zero table where you can learn more about our program, as well as learn how to sort your waste. We will also have free Mission Zero tote bags for giveaway!

Location: Trafalgar Campus – 11:00am (B-wing near Tim Hortons)

Hope to see you there!

Carpool Week

Sheridan is a member of Smart Commute, they provide interactive and educational ways to reduce our carbon emissions through the many modes of transportation. This campaign is focused on carpooling during the week of February 4th – 10th. Join the Sheridan carpooling network to find colleagues near you and log your trip on the Smart Commute Tool for a chance to win great prizes! Contest period between January 28 – February 10.

More than a quarter percent of our greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation and we want to provide ways to reduce our carbon footprint as a community. This is an opportunity for you to find carpool buddies and reduce the number of vehicles needed to arrive on campus.

Some benefits to carpooling is to reduce the number of individual passengers and cars on the road, sharing your driving trip can decrease the wear and tear on your car, save gas and money, reduce pollution, and meeting new people.

How Carpool Week works:

  1. Use the Smart Commute Tool to determine drivers or passengers near where you want to travel. There is an option to travel with the Sheridan College network.
  2. Determine where to meet, either at your house, their house, coffee shop, GO transit lots, or anywhere along the way.
  3. Consider creating a driving schedule to know who is driving which day/week if applicable.
  4. Create a routine. Check in regularly (text or call the day before) to have an ETA, have a late policy, and create a back-up plan.
  5. Discuss cost-sharing. Use this tool to calculate the costs of driving.  
  6. Give it time to figure out what works best for you!

Looking for more tips? Check out the list from Smart Commute.

You can also watch the webinar, The Subtle Art of Forming A Carpool here.

New Zero Waste Bins at Trafalgar Campus

Over the college-wide holiday break, roughly 100 new Zero Waste bins were installed around Sheridan’s Trafalgar Campus. These sleek, newly-designed metal bins, which fully comply with fire code regulations, were strategically placed in hallways around campus.

Existing bins were removed from all classrooms and from washrooms that have automated hand dryers. Signs and posters will be placed around campus, reminding students about the locations of the new bins.

Now it’s easier than ever to sort your waste! Learn what waste goes where. And when you recycle, you’ll help protect the environment by diverting waste from landfills.

Together, we can do our part for the environment!

Did you know?

Sheridan is a postsecondary leader in sustainability initiatives. Since introducing campus-wide Zero Waste stations in 2014, Sheridan has drastically reduced its amount of landfill waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

The intent of Zero Waste stations is to encourage the community to divert organic waste and reduce the amount of garbage going to landfills. Zero Waste stations are a key component of Sheridan’s bid to achieve zero waste status by 2020.

Zero Waste is an initiative under the Mission Zero project, which also encompasses Sheridan’s Integrated Energy and Climate Master Plan, designed to decrease our overall energy and carbon emissions by 50% by 2030.