The Office for Sustainability encourages each of us to remain mindful of Sheridan’s aim to eliminate all waste going to landfill as we declutter and refresh our workspaces. They have outlined easy-to-follow guidance, using the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” framework, to help you redirect unwanted items and tangibly demonstrate Sheridan’s culture of waste reduction and reuse to others in our community. Check out our Office Clean Up Resources page for more.
Due to the inclement weather today calling for 90% rain this afternoon, the Summer Park Cleanup at Davis (Fletcher’s Green Community Park) has been postponed to Wednesday, August 24 b/w 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm. We hope that you can still make it out this Wednesday & look forward to seeing you!
To register, click here.
The Office for Sustainability (OfS) is delighted to announce an exciting REUSE initiative — The Mission Zero Freeuse Pop Up Shop!
Sheridan students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to donate items that are in good/working condition from the list of acceptable items below, which will be collected, sorted, and offered back to the Sheridan community for reuse (free of charge!) during periodic Mission Zero Freeuse Pop Up Shop events.
Have items you’d like to donate? Place items in labelled red bins located behind library desks at each campus (Davis, HMC, and Trafalgar). At Trafalgar, you can also pick up a labelled red bin from the mailroom (room A134) between 10:30 am-2:30 pm Monday-Thursday, take the bin to your workspace and place your donations inside, and then email email@example.com to arrange for pickup!
If you have items that cannot be accepted for reuse as part of the Mission Zero Freeuse Pop Up Shop initiative, please consider donating to other local charities.
Before you toss an item in the bin, stop and think if it can be used for another purpose or by someone else. The attitude of REUSE begins with a mindset that materials and products have usefulness beyond the owner’s original intention.
Did you know? Ontario is home to nearly 400 species of native bees and that native bees account for nearly 70% of pollination taking place in Ontario!
For pollinators (and most wildlife), manicured lawns are a desert. Lawn history is rooted in status and wealth. In 17th century England, only rich landowners had lawns, and before lawnmowers, only the wealthy could afford labour to weed and scythe their grass.
There has been a sharp decline of pollinator populations in recent years leading to a decrease in plant species, in turn impacting ecosystems and food security, due to (i) pesticide overexposure; (ii) habitat loss, including the loss of native plants; and (iii) climate change.
Create a pollinator-friendly garden by following the below-listed tips —
“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.” ― Pete Seeger
Remember that instead of buying new* reusables and Zero Waste items, rethink, repurpose, and reuse what you have. Buying less can be even better than buying green!
Join Sheridan Mission Zero to clear weeds and beautify the community garden at the Trafalgar Campus on Tuesday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The garden is located between the A-Wing and the Athletics Centre.
Please remember to bring your own water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, and gardening gloves if you have them. Please wear closed-toed shoes and light coloured long-sleeved shirt and pants. Be tick aware! For more information, please visit the Halton Region website.
We look forward to meeting you!
Please note, for those of you interested in growing food at one of our Community gardens in Oakville/Brampton, please fill out our form.
Join Jeanne McRight of Blooming Boulevards on June 27 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. to learn how to design your own pollinator garden via WebEx!
You will learn about:
- Providing food and shelter for native pollinators while delighting your family and neighbours with textures, shapes and colours.
- Assessing site conditions and creating a beautiful garden design that meets pollinator, plant and personal needs.
- Challenges of tough sites such as boulevards and balconies.
Click here to register. Those who register will receive a reminder email prior to the event and a WebEx meeting invite.
The Sheridan Bike Hub is hosting free Public Bike Repairs open at Davis every Wednesday, and HMC every Thursday from 10 – 2PM . This program is open to the public starting April 20 until the end of June. Please book one bike per appointment and follow safety protocols (wearing a mask & social distancing) before coming to campus.
Davis Campus Location: Bike Hub Portable 7 at the back of Parking Lot 5 by portables
*parking spaces closest to portables are available
HMC Campus Location: A-Wing across Scholars’ Green and Pride Bench
*free parking spaces are not available at this location
A safety check will be done on your bike to ensure it is working smoothly. The tune-up includes pumping tires, adjusting the brakes & gears, and a general assessment of the bike. Cycling safety resources will also be handed out.