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Read more about: Jan. 30: Mohawk Environmental Stewardship and Action

Jan. 30: Mohawk Environmental Stewardship and Action

January 28th, 2020

In the first environment seminar of the semester, the Environmental Studies and Science Profiles welcome Chief Ross Montour and Lynn Konwaia’tanón:we’s Jacobs to discuss environmental stewardship and action. Chief Ross Montour will speak about the work of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke Consultation Committee and Kahnawà:ke’s role in the review of environmental permits and authorizations…

Read more about: Waste management results

Waste management results

January 21st, 2020

Our waste management efforts at Dawson College are showing results. In the past three years, our diversion rate has gone from a dismal 24 per cent of our waste material not going to landfill to 37 per cent (equaling Montreal’s numbers). Waste sorting activities show that nearly 60 per cent of what goes to Dawson’s…

Read more about: Dawson selected to track SDGs on campuses across Canada

Dawson selected to track SDGs on campuses across Canada

January 14th, 2020

Dawson College has been selected by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) as one of nine colleges nationally that will track how their colleges are advancing the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Launched in 2015, the SDGs are an urgent call to action for the entire planet. On the SDG website, it is stated that “they…

Take a tour of our Living Campus

January 7th, 2020

Take a break from winter and come see our Living Campus through a video produced by the Sustainability Office. The video showcases initiatives by students, faculty and staff that are inspiring elementary schools, high schools and other institutes of higher education to also take action. Live Living Campus group tours will be offered this semester. Watch for dates and times in upcoming D News.

Living Campus Orientation Tour

For further information on our sustainability inititiative and projects, please visit:

New Biophilia Mural in Student Services

December 10th, 2019

Biophilia can be described as humanity's innate need to connect with nature and the natural environment. Being exposed to Nature is proven to have a relaxing effect on human beings. The waiting area for Student Services in 4E now has a beautiful mural of a forest scene with waterfalls. Reducing stress makes room for problem solving and creativity.

Read more about: How Do You Travel To and From Work?

How Do You Travel To and From Work?

December 3rd, 2019

Have you filled out the Transportation Survey yet? If not, please check your Dawson email from Dec. 2 for an email from Quality Assurance & Planning Office ( for a link. We will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions produced by employees with the survey data. Students are also being surveyed. Your participation will: help track our efforts…

New Purpose for your Tacky Mugs

November 26th, 2019

Dawson uses enough disposable coffee cups to fill the Lower Atrium from floor to ceiling every year! Using reusable mugs can make a huge impact. However, the cafeteria's mug inventory has almost disappeared.

Your tacky mugs, Holiday mugs, ex-boyfriend mugs, worn-off graphics mugs, extravagant and over-the-top mugs can have a new life and purpose here. Please drop off your 10 - 20 oz capacity mugs in the bins at the caf entrance. You can also return the dirty mugs sitting on your desk- no judgement and no questions asked! ;) 

Let’s go around the world by bike in 2020!

November 19th, 2019

In 2019, Dawson bike riders who took advantage of the Sustainability Office’s annual Bixi membership rebate travelled 21,258 kms and saved 2,084 litres of gasoline during 8,505 biking trips! We will be asking all bike riders in 2020 to register their kms to and from Dawson.  With your help, biking and logging your kms, we believe we can bike the equivalent of the earth's circumference next year: a total of 40,075 kms. To get a rebate next spring, please email


Zero-Waste Party Help

November 11th, 2019

You can get dishes, cutlery and glasses; a waste sorting station; dishwashing service and advice from the Sustainability Office. All of this is provided free of charge for Dawson events.

The Sustainability Office has a Zero-Waste Event Checklist to help you plan.

Before planning a party, please contact Jenn de Vera at: or at ext. 4251.


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