Coffee Cup Campaign: Bring Your Own Cup!

Every day, many students, faculty, and staff buy hot (and cold) drinks in a single use cup that is thrown away after use. An estimated 80,000 single use cups are sold each month, and this is just at Sheridan!

For the weeks of February 10 and 17th , stop by our table on all campuses and learn about the environmental impact of single use cups (see the dates and times here). We’ll also share some benefits of bringing your own reusable cup- including cost savings. Don’t forget to bring your reusable cup for some free coffee too!

Bring Your Own Cup!

Here at Sheridan, we can sort coffee cups into our zero-waste bins: coffee cups can go in the organics (green) bin, and the sleeve and lid can go in the recycling (blue) bin. The green bin waste from our campuses is transported to a waste management facility where they are converted to electricity and fertilizers by a process called anaerobic digestion. If these cups are not sorted correctly, they end up in the landfill- and they take more than 30 years to decompose.

We can do more to reduce the number of single-use cups we throw away!

Bring Your Own Cup and REDUCE the amount of waste by refusing single use coffee cups! If everyone in just a class of 30 brought their own cup, that’s saving 2250 single use cups per week from being thrown out. You can help us become a zero-waste campus by 2030 and reduce your environmental impact by switching to reusable cup options.

If you have any questions about our Bring Your Own Cup Campaign, or Mission Zero, you can contact us at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca

Join Repair Café and Trash Talk at PAMA this Saturday, February 15!

Join us as Sheridan is partnering with Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives (PAMA) to offer Repair Café this Saturday! The event will be held from 11am-3pm at PAMA. You are welcome to bring any broken items such as microwaves, toasters, lamps, headphones, laptops, clothing, and toys to get help from our fixers who will also show you how to do the repair yourself.

Repair Café will take place in conjunction with PAMA’s exhibit Trash Talk: Local Action, Global Change. Check out the exhibit which showcases some of the innovative initiatives led by the Region of Peel and local organizations. Sheridan is honored to be included.
While you are at PAMA, in addition to Repair Café, you are welcome to join a panel discussion on “Waste Reduction and Climate Change” from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm focusing on ways we can be more mindful about the use of products and how waste can be averted. Sheridan’s Sustainability Coordinator, Wai Chu Cheng will be joined by Winston Rosser, Food Donor Manager of Second Harvest, and Akeem Gardner, Co-founder & CEO of Atlas 365. Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue charity. Atlas 365 grows industrial hemp as sustainable materials to build homes.

What is a Repair Café?
Repair Café is a global movement aimed at reducing waste send to the landfill and changing society’s “throwaway” mindset. The movement started in Amsterdam in 2009, and there are more than 1,800 Repair Cafés around the world (learn more here).

Did you know Sheridan was the first post-secondary institution in Canada to offer a Repair Café? It was launched in April 2014 as part of the Mission Zero initiative!

Can you fix broken household items? We are looking for more fixers that can help repair broken household items. Hobbyists and professionals are all welcome! You can sign up to be a volunteer fixer or general volunteer here.

Event Details:
When: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Where: PAMA (Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives)
Address: 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton, ON, L6W 1Y1
Time: Repair Café runs from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Trash Talk Panel discussion runs from 1pm-3pm
Cost: Free!

If you have any questions about Repair Café, you are always welcome to contact us at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca.

Repair Café and Art Hive: Join us on February 5!

Visit the Repair Café and Art Hive at Davis Campus School of Skilled Trades on February 5. Everyone is welcome!

Repair Café: Do you have a broken household item that needs fixing? Visit our first Repair Café of 2020! Get FREE help fixing items such as microwaves, toasters, lamps, headphones, laptops, clothing, and bikes. Our volunteer fixers will also show you how you can fix them yourself.

Repair Café aims to reduce landfill waste and change our society’s throwaway mindset. Sheridan was the first post-secondary institution in Canada hosting Repair Café in 2014.
   
Call for Volunteer Fixers!
If you have a talent for fixing things, join our team of fixers! Staff, faculty, and students are all welcome. If you are interested, sign up here, or contact missionzero@sheridancollege.ca.

Art Hive: Want to get creative with recycled materials to destress, while connecting with others? Drop in and mingle at the Art Hive while making art with recycled, repurposed, and upcycled materials for a creative wellness experience! All materials are provided. Come by for a few minutes, or stay the whole time!

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Campus A-Wing (A109)

We hope to see you there!

            

Be a Mission Zero Volunteer!

Do you care about sustainability and the environment? Do you want to contribute to Sheridan’s sustainability initiatives? Be a Mission Zero Volunteer this year- We Need You! 

Help us become a greener, more sustainable campus and community! As a Mission Zero volunteer, you will be involved with a variety of outreach events that help us promote waste reduction and foster a culture of sustainability. You’ll help us promote Mission Zero, educate the Sheridan community around waste sorting in the correct bins, and be apart of events such as Repair Cafés and other waste reduction initiatives.

As a volunteer, you also have the opportunity to develop your communication and leadership skills while meeting new people! Your hours will also be counted towards your Co-Curricular Record (CCR). We will hold an orientation at the start of the semester to help you get familiar with Mission Zero.

If you are interested, fill out a volunteer form or contact us at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca to get involved!

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with our initiatives!

Volunteer at our next Repair Café!

Join us as we partner with Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives (PAMA), hosting their first ever Repair Café! We are looking for volunteer fixers that can help repair broken household items. Hobbyists and professionals are all welcome.


Details:
When: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Where: PAMA- 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton, ON, L6W 1Y1
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

What are Repair Cafés?
Repair Cafés are a global movement aimed at reducing waste send to the landfill, and to change society’s “throwaway” mindset. The global movement started in Amsterdam in 2009 (learn more about it here).

Did you know Sheridan was the first post-secondary institution in Canada to offer a Repair Café? It was launched in April 2014 as part of the Mission Zero initiative!

If you are interested in becoming a general volunteer or a fixer, please fill out a volunteer form here.

If you have any questions about Repair Cafés, you can contact missionzero@sheridancollege.ca.

Enjoy a Waste-Free Holiday this Season!

It’s December, and the holidays are now quickly approaching. The Mission Zero team would like to encourage everyone to participate in a waste-free holiday! Whether it be gift giving, decorating, or planning holiday gatherings with friends and family, keep in mind the 5R’s: Rethink, Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Recycle. Here’s a list of helpful tips for celebrating a waste-free holiday:

Share your waste-free holiday with us! Tweet #Sheridan0WasteHoliday and tag @mssnzero- let’s show everyone the Sheridan Community’s waste-free holiday fun and creativity! 

You can download the list here to share.

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

Happy Waste-Free Holidays from the Mission Zero Team!

Have a Waste-Free Holiday Office Party!

Mission Zero challenges everyone to reduce their waste during their holiday office events this year. Together, we can have waste-free events while having a fun celebration with our colleagues this holiday season!

Check out our Waste-Free Holiday Office Party Checklist below for some guidance:

You can download the list to share with others here

Send us a photo of your waste-free party! Email missionzero@sheridancollege.ca or tweet using #Sheridan0WasteHoliday and tag @mssnzero- we will post it on social media to showcase Sheridan’s waste-free holiday fun and creativity!

Repair Cafe November 23: Brampton Library

Do you have a household item that’s broken? Come to the Repair Café at Brampton Library Chinguacousy Branch on Saturday, November 23! You can bring clothing, electronics, small household appliances, bikes, and other items for fixing. You’ll  get FREE help fixing them, and learn how to do repairs with volunteer fixers!

When: Saturday, November 23
Time: 11 a.m. – 3.p.m (note: registration closes at 2:30 p.m.)
Where: Brampton Library Chinguacousy Branch: 150 Central Park Drive (Inside Brampton Civic Centre), Brampton, ON, L6T 1B4

Repair Cafes are a global movement aimed at reducing waste send to the landfill, and to change society’s “throwaway” mindset. Learn more about the movement here.

If you are interested in becoming a fixer for future Repair Cafes with Sheridan, you can fill out a volunteer form here or contact missionzero@sheridancollege.ca for more information.

Organized by Sheridan Mission Zero, in collaboration with Brampton Library Makerspace, we are looking forward to a successful day of fixing!

Bike Hub Fall Updates

New: The Davis Campus Bike Hub DIY Repair Space

The Davis Bike Hub has opened a do-it-yourself repair space! We are excited to offer programming at the Davis Campus! Every Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 – 4pm in Portable #7 by M-wing. Bring in your bike(s) for general cleaning, tune-up, or repairs. Resources such as bike maps and safety handbooks are also available.

We have an upcoming workshop on Riding in the Cold Season at both campuses. Some of the questions we’ll answer are:

  • Is it safe to ride in the winter?
  • How do you ride when there’s snow on the ground?
  • Are there winter tires I can use?
  • What special considerations do I need to keep in mind for bike maintenance in the winter?

We’ll also talk about clothing, gear, and safety tips to safely enjoy your winter ride.

Workshops will take place at the HMC Bike Hub on October 29, 2019 and at the Davis Bike Hub October 30. Please email SheridanBikeHub@sheridancollege.ca with your availability to RSVP. Workshop times will be communicated shortly.

HMC Bike Hub Updated Hours

Please note that the HMC Bike Hub’s hours have been updated to Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 p.m. – 4.p.m.

Please email SheridanBikeHub@sheridancollege.ca if you have any questions, or if you would like to volunteer or be added to the mailing list.

Visit the Mission Zero website for more information.