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Meet the professors, students and alumni who are championing sustainability at the University of Alberta and making a difference in the world beyond.

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A quilt that warms and informs

Getting wrapped up in Certificate of Sustainability graduate Emilia Housch’s “temperature quilt”

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UN SDGs help students prototype thoughtful, sustainable industrial designs

Industrial design instructor Ben King and his students explain how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals inspire sustainable design projects

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The race to an EV-powered Canada

Switching to electric vehicles will take massive infrastructure transformations. Omid Ardakanian and his students are helping to pave the road that gets us there.

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Imagining a new relationship between humanity and the wild

Philosopher Nathan Kowalsky details his philosophy of “the bush” and asks why we value the natural environment

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New courses offer students unforgettable lessons in sustainability

“Once you become aware of the challenges of climate change, or biodiversity loss, or global inequity, you can’t forget them.”

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Dismantling barriers for Black and immigrant Canadian health

Faculty of Nursing professor Bukola Oladunni Salami’s expansive work seeks to eliminate inequalities in Canadian healthcare

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These boots were made for stomping fast fashion

Photojournalist, blogger and activist Aditi Mayer is fighting ecologically harmful practices and violations of workers’ rights in the fashion industry

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Addressing poverty through entrepreneurship

Angelique Slade Shantz’s research explores methods of alleviating poverty

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The power is finally on at the campus solar greenhouse

The solar greenhouse is poised to become a new hot-spot for interdisciplinary research and education

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Chinese art and design challenges viewers to see ecological crises with fresh eyes

Lisa Claypool discusses China’s ecological crises and how art can make a difference

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Grad student calls for reusable takeout containers at the U of A

PhD candidate Ariel Kroon explains why the University of Alberta needs reusuable food containers in HUB Mall, CAB and all food courts.

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Grad student calls for reusable takeout containers at the U of A

PhD candidate Ariel Kroon explains why the University of Alberta needs reusuable food containers in HUB Mall, CAB and all food courts.

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