Sustainability Awareness Week

Sustainability Awareness Week has been one of the University of Alberta's largest event series since it launched in 2008. The whole campus community gets involved in highlighting campus sustainability initiatives, social and environmental issues, and building connections beyond campus. Events include very popular walking tours, hands-on workshops, speaker panels, film screenings and explorations of local food.

October 25-29, 2021

Over the course of the week, we will explore “Resilience, Intentionality, and Uplifting Our World,” with specific emphasis on diving deeper into the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each day features events connected to one or more of the SDGs and aims to elevate participants’ knowledge of sustainability initiatives, research, and issues.

Events will take place online. Stay tuned for an upcoming schedule of events.


Check out the day-by-day schedule and register for free to receive streaming links.

Last updated 16 Oct 2020

Scavenger Hunt

From Monday to Thursday, search online for SDG-related clues to win great prizes.

Virtual Exhibit

View some projects from Certificate in Sustainability students.

Highlights from 2019

Running from October 21-25, 2019, each day focused on a different theme inspired by the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals.

Monday Introduction to Sustainability
Tuesday Land & Life
Wednesday Sustainable Cities and Communities
Thursday Climate Action
Friday Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Events were presented by campus partners, with an emphasis on research and/or academic opportunities within the field of sustainability. Community groups, campus partners and student clubs helped kick things off at the Sustainability Fair on Monday.