Campus Directory for Sustainability Organizations
There are many ways that you can get involved on the University of Guelph campus.
If you're passionate about improving sustainability and want to join an organization, check out the following ones below.
Organization: Zero Waste UofG (Accredited by CSA)
Active since: January 2019
Facebook: Zero Waste UofG
-Co-President, Isabel Savransky --> email@example.com
-Co-President, Jean Kheng --> firstname.lastname@example.org
About: Zero Waste UofG started with a mission to promote sustainable 'zero-waste' initiatives at the University of Guelph. Zero Waste has worked with several on-campus partners to bring events such as Food Waste Awareness Day (with The Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming), a sustainable sex and menstruation event (with GRCGED and Wellness), and a visible mending event (with Drop and Cop). In collaboration with the Lang School of Business, Zero Waste UofG has also brought sustainable businesses on campus to promote purchasing local through sustainable markets. Zero Waste UofG is excited to continue to share the world of zero waste living with the student body and we look forward to hearing what kinds of initiatives you'd like to see on campus!
Organization: Guelph Students for Environmental Change (GSEC)
Facebook: Guelph Students for Environmental Change
GSEC is a University of Guelph’s student-led environmental organization campaigning for more progressive environmental policies from the University and a more environmentally friendly campus.
We are a motivated collective of concerned students working towards action and awareness of environmental issues within the university and community. We do this by organizing, promoting and participating in a diverse array of environmentally focused events. Our hope is to create positive change and awareness of contemporary environmental issues.
In the 2019-2020 year, we organized Buy Nothing Day on Black Friday to promote conscious consumerism, an herb planting workshop, many documentary nights and more!
Organization: My World, My Choice! (MYMC)
Active Since: 2008
My World, My Choice is a student-led organization focused on environmental mentorship in the community. Our main objective is to engage youth in conversations about sustainability through the mentoring sessions that we conduct with elementary and high school students in Guelph. We have hosted sessions both on the U of G campus and within schools in the community, in which we lead students through activities and discussions that aim to help them consider their personal impact on the environment. We also aim to open up discussions about what actions students can take on a personal scale and within their schools to make a difference. We do this because we believe that education is the key to achieving meaningful change within our community!
Organization: Youth Action on Climate Change (YACC)
Active since: Nov. 2018
Leads: Emily De Sousa
Facebook: Youth Action on Climate Change (YACC)
About: (Backgrounder + events you typically run so volunteers get a sense of what you're up to)
Youth Action on Climate Change is a community incubator dedicated to empowering youth voices and cultivating the next generation of environmental leaders. We aim to move young people beyond the “protest” phase and instead put them in the driver’s seat towards their own sustainable future. We know that youth can play an active role in our climate solutions – our goal is to give them the tools and resources to design, build, and engage with their own solutions.
We aim to identify opportunities for youth to address climate issues in their community, while exploring ways to unleash new ideas, foster innovative partnerships and make space for youth to lead the way of the climate movement.