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We hosted a Free Market!

Sustainable SURP was happy to host a Free Market in South Bond Building this week. Free Markets are a great way to reduce our waste as it gives people a chance to share their unwanted – but still desirable – belongings instead of simply throwing them out. It creates a sense of connection between people, …

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What Does Sustainability Mean To You?

This past Tuesday, Sustainable SURP participated in Ryerson’s Sustainability Fair, hosted by EUSSA (Environment and Urban Sustainability Student Association). We asked students what sustainability meant to them and what ideas they had for how Toronto could be more ‘green’. Here is what they came up with (challenge: see if you can find the urban planner).  Sustainability …

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Meet the 2018/2019 team!

Our team this year is made up of both undergraduate and masters planning students from Ryerson. In addition to the list below, we have many more part-time members that occasionally join meetings and attend our events. We are beyond thankful for all members for volunteering their time to help our cause! Here is the 2018/2019 …

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Way-2-Go SURP!

  Great work SURP, we’ve improved! The Winter Waste Audit Results are in and the this winter’s results show that contamination rates are down and SURP s improving it’s waste management! Comparative results summary: 75% of winter waste V.S. 27% of Fall waste was sorted correctly 35% of winter waste VS. 9% of Fall waste was …

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Winter 2015 Waste Audit

  Sustainable SURP is under way of the Winter 2015 waste audit. The team of student volunteers have been busy this week sorting through SURP waste to collect valuable data about student habits and contamination rates. Our goal this March is to evaluate SURP waste for changes in response to our new signage. Check back …

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Fall 2014 Waste Audit Results

Last fall, Sustainable SURP with the help of dedicated volunteers from the School of Urban and Regional Planning conducted a waste audit of the 3rd and 4th floors of the South Bond Building. The results revealed that there is much room for improvement for the school to be more environmentally responsible. Each individual has an impact on …

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November 12: Elections & Waste Audit Volunteer Appreciation

Please join Sustainable SURP’s next meeting on Wednesday, November 12 @ 12pm-1pm. In this meeting we will cover the following:   Waste Audit Volunteer Appreciation and Results A huge thank you to all those who came out super early in the beginning of October to sort, weigh and record garbage. It was great to see our …

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September 25: Waste Audit Training

Sustainable SURP will be conducting a waste audit of our school department. We will be sorting and weighing the waste that us students, faculty and staff produce within our department. Why are we doing an audit? Before we can implement any waste reducing projects, we need to find out what kind and how much waste …

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September 10: First meeting of the year!

Start the academic year off with sustainability! Sustainable SURP is hosting its first meeting and you are invited. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend. We will be filling a number of committee positions and discussing our project plans for the upcoming school year. We are a start-up committee who is open to hearing …