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Jammin' for Sustainability at Laurier

If you’re a Golden Hawk with a green-minded idea to improve Laurier’s campuses, then the Sustainability Office wants to jam with you (but leave the peanut butter at home!).

Come out to Purple Jam (for Sustainability), an interactive evening to brainstorm, collaborate and pitch ideas for sustainability projects at Laurier.

Students at the Waterloo campus will meet March 14 from 4 – 9 p.m. in the Purpose Lab; students at the Brantford campus will meet March 23 from 4 – 9 p.m. in the Community Innovation Hub.

“Laurier students are well known for their passion and core values,” said Tyler Plante, coordinator of outreach and programs for Laurier’s Sustainability Office. “We want to help them tap into this passion to make a tangible difference on campus.”

Topics to be explored at Purple Jam will include:

  • sustainable business models
  • food sustainability
  • alternative transportation
  • waste and recycling (including organics)
  • community inclusion

The Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation will facilitate the workshops with Plante and sustainability experts from the university and community will provide deeper expertise to help students shape their ideas.

Students’ sustainable project ideas could be eligible for start-up funding through the Sustainable Hawk Fund. Previously funded projects include Veritas Café’s vegetable garden on the Waterloo campus, and new, gender-neutral signage for the single-stall washrooms on the Brantford campus. Applications to the Sustainable Hawk Fund must be received by Friday, March 31 at midnight.

Jam sessions are limited to 25 participants and will be catered. Please RSVP via the Facebook events (Waterloo, Brantford) by Friday, March 10 at noon.