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Get involved

Attend or celebrate an event

Join us throughout the year for a variety of events. Some of these are hosted on campus, while others are larger community or national events that we can participate in as part of our commitment to global sustainability awareness.

Plan a Green Event

Make your next event a sustainable one! Complete the new Green Events Certification form and find tips and resources for creating a greener in-person or virtual event.

  • Have your upcoming event certified “green” by following these steps: 

    1. Review the Green In-Person (pdf, Word) or Virtual Event (pdf, Word) Resource Guides to begin planning a greener event. 
    2. Complete either the Green In-Person or Virtual Event Certification form at least 2-3 weeks before your event.
    3. The Office of Sustainability will review your form, finalize your event's score and send you the appropriate certificate and seal for you to promote your sustainability efforts prior to and at your event. 

    Green in-person event form

    Green virtual event form

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Become a Sustainability Ambassador

The Sustainability Ambassador Program is a volunteer leadership program for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in promoting a culture of sustainability at UM through growth, education, research and action.

  • As a Sustainability Ambassador, you will lead and inspire the campus community to learn more about sustainability and explore how sustainability practices can change lives in a positive way.

    Some benefits of being a Sustainability Ambassador:

    • Earn Co-Curricular credit on your transcript
    • Gain job-related skills and experience
    • Participate in sustainability-related events, projects and research
    • Make new friends by increasing connections within the UM community

    How do I join?

    Step 1: Complete a Sustainability Ambassadors Registration form to give us a better understanding of your interests and time commitment. Registration for Summer 2024 is now closed. Please check back in August 2024

    Step 2: Login to UM CareerConnect, search 'Sustainability Ambassador' within the experiential catalogue and add the position to your experiential record. 


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Join a sustainability group

There are a wide range of active groups on campus working on social, environmental or economic sustainability issues or sustainable development. Many have volunteer or membership opportunities, and we invite you to check them out.

If you would like to have your group listed here, please contact us.


Explore the funding available to support your interest in sustainability activities.

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Contact us

Office of Sustainability
152 Physical Plant Building 
89 Freedman Crescent 
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus) 
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2