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Unpacking COP21: What it meant for the world and what it means for you

admin/ January 24, 2016/ UTERN News/ 0 comments

On January 29, a diverse panel of speakers will help us bring the conversation on climate home. “Unpacking COP21” aims to examine and understand the Paris Climate Summit that took place this past December: what it meant for the world and what it means for you. Making up the panel are: – Erin Flanagan, director of federal policy at

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COP21 Student Delegation Presentation

admin/ January 11, 2016/ UTERN News/ 0 comments

ENVIRONMENT SEMINAR SERIES  4:10 p.m., WED JANUARY 13, 2016 Room ES 149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Avenue UNFCCC COP21 STUDENT DELEGATION Report from Paris: U of T Student Delegates Discuss Their Experiences at the COP21 Climate Conference PRESENTERS: Stephen Scharper, Associate Professor, Anthropology, U of T Mississauga; and School of the Environment Christelle Broux, 4th year undergraduate doing majors in Environment & Science,

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Leading Change Canada Applications

admin/ December 5, 2015/ UTERN News/ 0 comments

    Leading Change Canada is accepting applications for the biennial Forum for Emerging Environmental Leaders taking place in Vancouver on March 1st 2016, in association with the GLOBE Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business.  Apply before December 8 to be considered for early admission: 

Path to Zero for Ontario

admin/ December 5, 2015/ UTERN News/ 0 comments

Path To Zero has started a petition in reaction to a devastating report of the Auditor General on the energy sector in Ontario- it is available for all Canadians. Please go ahead and sign this petition and be sure to let all your contacts do the same! It would be great if you could share this message on your Facebook, mailing

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Divestment Petition

admin/ November 26, 2015/ UTERN News/ 0 comments

The committee on fossil fuel divestment at UofT will be making its recommendation on divestment to President Gertler this December. UofT350 is currently collecting signatures for a divestment petition and have also created a website where students, faculty, and alumni can send a letter to President Gertler. The petition can be found here: The website can be found here:

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Pump Film Screening

admin/ November 2, 2015/ UTERN News/ 0 comments

Pump the Movie- Film Screening for COP21 U of T is sending 4 student delegates to Paris for the COP 21 meeting on climate change. The delegates and the other students supporting them are organizing a series of movie screenings, a roundtable discussion evening, and other events which I will be informing you about in the coming two weeks.  The

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March for Fossil Fuel Divestment!!

admin/ October 25, 2015/ UTERN News/ 0 comments

This semester, the University of Toronto will make a decision on whether to divest its $2.1 billion endowment from the fossil fuel industry. After 3 years of vibrant and vocal student campaigning, this is it: it’s time for the University of Toronto to act. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, then it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage. It’s

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ELSE Net-Zero Design Competition

admin/ October 25, 2015/ UTERN News/ 0 comments

Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy (ELSE) is hosting a competition for students to design a net zero home! Team sizes should be between 2 to 4 students. Final presentations will be held at the Solar Canada Conference in early December. First prize is $1,500! Application deadline is midnight November 1, 2015.  

UTSU Hiring Sustainability Commissioner

admin/ June 15, 2015/ Apply, U of T, UTERN News/ 0 comments

The UTSU is looking for a sustainability commissioner, you’re invited to apply! You can see the job posting at, and the deadline is June 17th. In summary: Position Type: Volunteer with Honoraria Location: Toronto, downtown (University of Toronto, St. George campus) Hours: 10 hours per week Compensation: $500 honoraria per semester Application Deadline: June 17, 2015 Start Date: June

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COP21 U of T Student Delegation Applications Now Open!

admin/ May 9, 2015/ UTERN News/ 0 comments

** If you are interested in participating in this initiative, please read the attached information and submit the application form, which can be accessed here, to David Powell at by FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015.** From November 30 to December 11, 2015, nations from across the world will meet in Paris at the 21st annual Conference of the Parties to

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