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Read more about: Please pick up your plants or make new arrangements for plant care

Please pick up your plants or make new arrangements for plant care

May 26th, 2020

Dawson’s Sustainability Office has been looking after more than 500 plants spread all over the campus for the past 10 weeks. With the spring and summer gardening work, the team can no longer continue the plant care service. Over 95 per cent survived  “The vast majority of plants survived- over 95 per cent,” said Chris…

Peace Garden bulbs are blooming

May 26th, 2020

Dawson's Peace Garden is looking beautiful. The tulips and other bulbs are still going strong.

The grounds are no longer restricted. If you would like to enjoy the gardens, you can walk into the grounds through the de Maisonneuve parking lot entrance.

400 seedlings planted last week

May 19th, 2020

On May 13, spring came to Dawson College! A large order of 400 seedlings arrived for the Theatre Garden, which is outside the Dawson College Theatre on the Atwater side of the campus.

Jennifer de Vera and Megan Jutras of the Sustainability Office planted 400 plants including leafy greens, herbs and edible flowers.

This week they will continue planting peas, beans, radish, beets and carrots.

Read more about: Dawson’s now a fair trade campus

Dawson’s now a fair trade campus

May 12th, 2020

Dawson College is now officially designated a Fair Trade Campus. The Sustainability Office received the news along with a certificate from Fair Trade Canada on May 6. Collaboration of the cafeteria “I would like to highlight the collaboration of the cafeteria, especially Monika Menuau and Valérie Turcotte of Chartwells, who helped us reach our goals,”…

Industrial Design student’s project to help refugees wins international contest

May 5th, 2020

Third-year student Alejandrina Hernandez returned to her home country in late 2018 to visit family and friends, and the experience marked her. She was determined to do something in response to the humanitarian crisis she witnessed along the border of Venezuela and Colombia.

Read about Alejandrina's sustainable design award-winning cart/bed for refugees in our homepage news story in the read more link.

You + your bike can lower our carbon footprint!

May 5th, 2020

Our resident cycling enthusiast Richard Dugas of Facilities Management has pulled together advice and resources to encourage you to get on your bike this spring. Transport is one of Dawson's greatest causes of greenhouse gas emissions. Practice your itinerary on the quiet streets during the pandemic and come back to Dawson on your bike. Click read more for all the tips to get riding again.

Dawson’s Daycare continues to be Living Daycare online

May 5th, 2020

Jennifer de Vera of Dawson's Sustainability Office continues to meet her little friends and their parents during weekly Living Campus Zoom meetings.

Find out more about how Jennifer is cultivating an appreciation of nature (online) in the next generation in our homepage news story in the read more link.

Read more about: Sustainable Happiness Workshops

Sustainable Happiness Workshops

April 28th, 2020

Secure your spot in an upcoming Sustainable Happiness introductory course (3 hours) or the Sustainable Happiness Certificate (20 hours). The May session for support staff and professionals is already full. Please indicate your interest and get on the waiting list by emailing Please indicate in your email which of the following courses you would…

Front page news for Dawson on Earth Day

April 28th, 2020

Dawson College made the front page of The Montreal Gazette on the occasion of Earth Day

Global TV and City TV also reported about Dawson's work to live well-being for all, sustainably and on our pledge to be Carbon Neutral Forever.

Take a video tour of our Living Campus in honour of Earth Day

April 21st, 2020

After watching the Living Campus guided tour video, Ivan Freud, Chair of Dawson's Religion Department, had this to say:

"As a teacher I have been involved with Dawson's Peace and Sustainability Communities for a number of years, and yet I was surprised to find some initiatives that I had never heard of in the latest Living Campus Orientation Video. What is being done in terms of peace and sustainability at Dawson is simply incredible! It makes me proud to be part of such a vibrant, visionary, creative, and caring community."

Why not celebrate Earth Day tomorrow by taking time to tour our Living Campus?

Click Read More to go to the Living Campus video.

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