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March 1 - March 31

A whole month of ECO programming!


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Are you looking for your community of like-minded ECO-nerds? Join us during the entire month of March for a glimpse into SAMU’s ecological programming! From workshops to seminars and even urban farming, each event is an opportunity to learn more about what we do and get involved with the campus community supporting ECO-conscious movements.


MacEwan Facilities
March 1 & 24, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, SAMU Student Lounge (SA-216)
Facilities welcomes you to your MacEwan Home! Come and learn about how MU is making the campus more sustainable for students, staff, faculty, and our downtown community. Staff will be available to talk about the new compost initiative on campus, energy efficiency, and more.  Take part in a contest to name the new space for sustainability clubs and projects.

ECO Community Mixers
March 3, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm, SAMU Student Lounge (SA-216)
March 28, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm SAMU Student Lounge (SA-216)
Bring that social butterfly energy and join us for a community mixer to meet and greet your campus eco ambassadors. We will have our environmental stewards present, along with light refreshments and treats from our Campus Services team.

Urban Farming Showcase
March 13 & 16, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, SAMU Student Lounge (SA-216)
Did you know SAMU has a plot at Edmonton’s Urban Farm? Stop by and learn about what this Urban Farm offers students and the community. We will showcase our 2022 Farming season, learn about soil, seeds, Hydroponic updates, and how to join Stepping Stones.

Superbugs in the Wild: The Environmental Consequences of Antibiotic Overuse
March 20, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, CN Theatre, Building 5

This seminar, hosted by Inder Singh (Well-being Assistant at SAMU and a fifth-year BSc. Student) and Kimberley Harcombe (chair of the Department of Biological Sciences), will educate university students on the significance of the antibiotic resistance crisis and its implications for environmental well-being. Students will learn how antibiotic resistance manifests within agricultural and industrial processes and its consequences for plant, animal, and human life. By knowing how these factors relate, students can better understand how to mitigate the health and economic burdens associated with the antibiotic crisis to ensure a better future.

March 22, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, SAMU Student Lounge (SA-216)
Have you ever asked yourself what our Ecosystems would look like without art? Join our Artworks Factory Pop-up for an opportunity to fortify your DIY catalog.

Exploring ECO Grief & Anxiety Lunch-In: Finding Comfort in a World of Uncertainty
March 22, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 1st Floor SAMU Building, Under The Stairs
Join us for a community gathering focused on raising awareness about ecological grief and anxiety and promoting ways to reconnect to nature, our only home. Haylee Hatton, a fourth-year B.Sc student, will present the impact of climate change and other environmental crises on mental and emotional well-being. Additionally, we will explore various techniques to help one cope with the feelings of loss and sadness that can arise from these issues. Participants will also have opportunities to network with like-minded individuals, share stories and experiences in a safe space, and learn from one another about the importance of preserving the natural world.

Goals (UNSDG’s) 

March 24th, 11-1 PM Student Lounge (SA-216) Join ECO SAMU & the Office of Human Rights for an interactive discussion on the United Nations Sustainable Goals. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion week is an opportunity for you to further your knowledge of our campus ecology and the global initiatives that support our cultural sustainability. 

Public Ecology
March 27, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, SAMU Student Lounge (SA-216)
Dustin Bajer is back again to share his vast knowledge of the Trees. We will be exploring Dustin’s Tree propagation kit and lend a hand in consciously addressing our ecosystem imbalance. ECO SAMU’s Macey will demo plant propagation with the help of Local Maker Tessa Rae as we prepare for Spring and Summer wellness.

MacEwan Botanical Club Celebrating Spring: Pop-Up Shop
March 27, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, SAMU Student Lounge (SA-216)
Celebrate Spring by grabbing some planting essentials and gifts. This event is a fundraiser and proceeds will help the MacEwan Botanical Club continue to host unique events on and off campus next year for students.

Student Forum
March 27, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 1st Floor SAMU Building, Under The Stairs

Have you ever wondered if any of your peers are working on ECO-centric projects, artworks, or new initiatives? Join us for an afternoon of environmental education from the student’s perspective. Light refreshments and treats will be provided.

Studio Art Installation
March 27 – 31 SAMU Building
From found materials to the depths of their imagination Studio Art’s 3D Concepts & Practices students have created a series of site-specific artworks bringing sustainability to the forefront. Feel free to stop by and check out their installations throughout the SAMU building during ECO Month.

Food Services
March 28th, SAMU Student Lounge (SA-216)
Have you ever wondered how our Campus Services offer a variety of food, beverages, and hospitality? Join ECO SAMU and Food Services for an afternoon of eco-conscious appetizers, conversation, and free giveaways.

Queer Time Tuesday

March 28, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, 1st Floor SAMU Building, Under The Stairs
Bring your own mug, fill your cup at Deville Coffee, and join us Under The Stairs for Queer Time Tuesday community socials.

Sustainability with MacEwan
Join Bonnie Dong, MacEwan’s Sustainability manager in a five part series over the month of March to explore and share what sustainability at MacEwan means to you. Meet with Macewan’s new sustainability manager and other special guests throughout the month. You are also welcome to stop by for a hello and to hand out with other students interested in sustainability!

  • Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 9, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (featuring special guest Robert Sabulka, Associate Vice President of Infrastructure, Planning and Management)
  • Wednesday, March 15, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 23, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
  • Monday, March 27, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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