HeForShe is a United Nations solidarity campaign to promote gender equality across the globe. One of the campaign’s main goals is to “engage the other 50% of the population” and to get men involved in conversations and actions regarding issues of gender equity, but the non-binary nature of gender is acknowledged. The IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative is a key component of this campaign, where ten national governments, ten corporations and ten universities have committed to contribute to HeForShe.
Travelling can be an eye-opening, challenging, fascinating and ultimately rewarding experience. Seeing other vastly different landscapes, architecture and wildlife can be an almost surreal experience. Buses, cars and airplanes, however, are huge carbon emitters and travelling frequently increases one’s carbon footprint dramatically.
Faculty of Environment alumna Anna Marie Cipriani (BES’ 98 ERS, MA ’09 Planning) was voted Champion of the Year at Sustainable Waterloo Region’s recent Evening of Recognition. The annual event recognizes the hard work and achievements of SWR members over the past year.
Presenting the award to Cipriani, SWR Executive Director Tova Davidson remarked “There are very few people that are as supportive of sustainability in their organization as Anna Marie. And within SWR, there is no program or project that we undertake that Anna Marie is not supportive of.”
School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) Master of Environmental Studies (MES) candidate, Cheryl Chan, and School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) MES candidate, Chloë Mirfield, winners of the Environment Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on March 8, moved on to represent Faculty of Environment at the university-wide 3MT competition on March 31.