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So many great students are enrolled in the GreenHouse program that we just had to showcase some of their stories. 

Check them out by Faculty:

Environment

Lauren Smith: Filtering Water
Fall 2018

The microfibres also collect chemicals and toxins on them, which affect both fish and humans alike. And these microfibres make up 94% of all microplastics, but no one was doing anything about them.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Sustainability Goal #6

Indi Madar: Arawelo
Spring 2017

Indi is working to break down barriers for racialized women passionate about physical recreation.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#3: Good Health and Well-Being

#10: Reduced Inequalities

Sustainability Goals Number 3
Sustainability Goal #10

Nadin Sadek
Winter 2017

Nadin is interested in consumerism, waste management, and finding creative ways to make a difference with a new line of skin care products made from recycled fruit and peels.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainability Goal #12

Nicole Yang: republic
Winter 2017 

Nicole is moving forward with an interactive game-based app that would allow users to explore their urban environments through augmented reality.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainability Goal #11

Sheng Bian
Winter 2017

Sheng wants to break down barriers to education for rural children in China.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#4: Quality Education

Sustainability Goal #4

Michael Wideman: Eggplantr
Fall 2016

Michael has an urban planning solution for those who want to garden but don't have the know-how or time.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#13: Climate Action

#15: Life on Land

Sustainability Goal #13
Sustainability Goal #15

Bailey Jacobs: Green2Green
Fall 2016

Bailey is going to make it easier for renovation contractors to help their clients go green. 

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#7: Affordable and Clean Energy

#12: Responsible Consumption and Production

#13: Climate Action

Sustainability Goal #7
Sustainability Goal #12
Sustainability Goal #13

Richard Norton: The Edible Art Project
Spring 2016

Richard has set up a 'Pollinator Pyramid' to start a conversation about critical food systems and food security.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#15: Life on Land

Sustainability Goal #15

Joanna Hausen: Bee Balm
Spring 2016

Joanna and her team are creating a line of eco-friendly skin care products that are not only 100% sustainable but also support locals farms, green houses and businesses.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainability Goal #12

Sharita Henry: SUNSHINE
Spring 2016 

Sharita is devising an online platform that will help parents and educators communicate better about the needs of children with Asperger’s syndrome. 

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#3: Good Health and Well-Being

#4: Quality Education

Sustainability Goals Number 3
Sustainability Goal #4

Nikhil Jagga: HeadHealth
Spring 2016 

Nikhil is creating a specialized mindfulness tool to help people deal with depression and anxiety.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#3: Good Health and Well-Being

Sustainability Goals Number 3

Renata Burns: AdNature
Fall 2015 & Spring 2016

Renata is learning how peer-to-peer support in GreenHouse is invaluable. 

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#3: Good Health and Well-Being

Sustainability Goals Number 3

Nicolas Smith
Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Fall 2015 & Spring 2016

Nicolas had often heard about the necessity of planning for sustainability, but it wasn’t until he attended the 2013 United Nations Warsaw Climate Change Conference that he saw why.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

#13: Climate Action

Sustainability Goal #11
Sustainability Goal #13

Emma Shulist
Winter 2016

Emma is creating 'fruitful' conversation around student poverty, health, food, debt, and the role of food banks.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#1: No Povery

#2: Zero Hunger

Sustainability Goal #1
Sustainability Goal #2

Hannah Furlong: Rockstar Café
Fall 2014

Hannah says today’s youth unemployment and environmental crises need a revolutionary solution, and revolutions start in cafés.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

#12: Sustainable Consumption and Production

Sustainability Goal #8
Sustainability Goal #12

Prianka Siva: Soupfull Bill
Fall 2014 & Winter 2015

Prianka wants to create a ‘LinkedIn for ideas’ so that the best ideas for social and environmental change don’t get lost in the discussion.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Sustainability Goal #9

Geoffrey Evamy Hill: Pan Canadian Undergraduate degree
Fall 2014

Geoffrey says students often attend university close to home, which deprives future leaders of a necessary understanding of the strengths of the regions of Canada.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#4: Quality Education

#9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Sustainability Goal #4
Sustainability Goal #9

Samiya Hirji
Fall 2014, Winter 2015 & Spring 2015

Samiya was washing dishes when she had an epiphany about how much water we mindlessly waste and what she could do to raise awareness and reduce water consumption.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#6: Clean Water and Sanitation

#12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainability Goal #6
Sustainability Goal #12

Dean Mizzi
Fall 2014 & Winter 2015

Dean would like to introduce you to another side of gaming.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#4: Quality Education

#10: Reduced Inequalities

#16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Sustainability Goal #4
Sustainability Goal #10
Sustainability Goal #16

Rhea Daniels
Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015 & Winter 2016

Rhea is using GreenHouse as a journey to find her passion.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#10: Reduced Inequalities

#16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Sustainability Goal #10
Sustainability Goal #16

Fatima Youssef
Fall 2016

Fatima wants to help members of the Canadian refugee community live a full and meaningful life here in Canada.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#10: Reduced Inequalities

#11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainability Goal #10
Sustainability Goal #11

Mavis Chan: whyvote
Winter 2014 

Mavis is developing an online peer-to-peer web application to motivate students to vote

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#13: Climate Action

#16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Sustainability Goal #13
Sustainability Goal #16

Lexi Salt: St. Paul’s Community Garden & Youth Consent Education
Fall 2013 & Winter 2014

Lexi wants to promote local and sustainable food resources and created the St. Paul's community garden.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#6: Clean Water and Sanitation

#10: Reduced Inequalities

#15: Life on Land

Sustainability Goal #6
Sustainability Goal #10
Sustainability Goal #15

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