As part of an Advocating for Sustainability course at McMaster, students Hannah Christie, Emma Darrach, Belvina Mao and Mahimah Reancy wondered if the signage at the bins affated disposal behaviour and decided to take a closer look by surveying students on McMaster’s waste sorting.
Thanks to funding from McMaster Okanagan, Facility Services, the MSU and EcoCanada, McMaster’s Student Sustainability Ambassador Program is an important connection in a virtual world.
What do supporting local farmers, uplifting youth mental health and championing active travel have in common? They all address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and were the topics of projects led by McMaster sustainability students this year.
“We know that 2020 has been a strange year and that it could be a tough time for students with midterms and adjusting to online school, so we wanted to encourage students to get outside, think about the food they eat, the nutrients they get, relax with some fun crafts and switch off their power, lights and laptop to conserve energy and unwind,” Little explained.