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Sustainability Inc.

Ready to dive into hands-on and practical elements of sustainability and the environment?

Join us for a brand new program in 2018!  Sustainability depends on future leaders like you! Are you interested in issues on food waste, climate change, energy consumption, waste management, water pollution, or transportation? This summer camp will provide knowledge, tools, resources, and motivation for you to tackle sustainability issues in our region.

You’ll be challenged with solving a problem related to sustainability in a team with like-minded peers. We’ll let you pick your passion point and we’ll also make sure you have all the tools you’ll need to be successful!

high school students building a toy fuel cell car

Camp Dates: August 27 – 31, 2018

Camp Cost: $200

Who is this for? High school students – need to have completed at least grade 9

Activities may include: 

  • Food Challenge – learn about local foods, sustainability, food waste all while completing a cooking challenge alongside a master chef
  • Visit labs on campus related to sustainability and the environment – we’ll see what research is happening on campus and get an inside tour from Plant Operations
  • Work alongside industry reps to design products/campaigns to get more people excited about sustainability
  • Play an epic board game with the Sustainability Office to assess Waterloo Region for energy consumption and future-planning
  • Visit local sites to learn more about Waterloo Region (i.e. Waste Facility, water quality in Laurel Creek)

Application requirements: Completed online information form + Submission of Personal Interest Creation

Please ensure that you name all files clearly so the whole package can be kept together.

ex: Jane-Smith-Catalyst-Sustainability-Personal-Interest-app

Accommodations: This program does not include overnight accommodations.However, if you’re looking for a place to stay, we highly recommend booking through our on-campus residence partner, St. Paul’s. This is where you’ll likely meet other people in Sustainability Inc. Check out their website for more details and contact information. 

Applications are open now!

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