Sustainability Tips – August

Please note that the information below is intended to provide information on specific and relevant topics, and not to promote any one product. The best way to BBQ … “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants” (Michael Pollan) Meat consumption has huge impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, land-use, water-use, and energy-use. One of the best…

Sustainability Tips – July

Get electric! Have you been thinking about getting an Electric Vehicle (EV)? Want to know how EV-rebates work? or what to do once you have an EV? Choosing an electric vehicle over one that burns gas is one of the best things you can do to reduce greenhouse gas production! Climate Context Transportation is responsible…

Board of Directors Announcement

Board of Directors Announcement Due to other obligations, Nataliya Jatskevich has made the difficult decision to resign as an elected resident Director from the UNA Board of Directors.  The Board would like to thank Nataliya for her service and contributions. UNA Bylaw 5.10 allows for the appointment by [Board] Directors of a [UNA] member to fill…

UNA Executive Director Johanne Blenkin steps down effective June 14, 2019

UNA Executive Director Johanne Blenkin steps down effective June 14, 2019 The University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) announced that Johanne Blenkin has stepped down from her role as UNA Executive Director effective June 14, 2019. During her tenure as UNA Executive Director, Blenkin implemented improvements to both internal UNA operations and external community services, a foundational…

New Office Hours for Public Service

New Office Hours for Public Service The UNA Office has gradually been migrating our front desk services to the UNA community centres since the beginning of this year, as part of our strategy to better serve the community and improve overall efficiency. Effective Monday, June 17, 2019, the UNA Office is now open for general…

Sustainability Tips – June

BUY LOCAL – WHY DO WE CARE? Ever wonder why it’s important to “buy local”? They are words we hear often but can be difficult to understand in a tangible way. Buying local has social, economic, and environmental benefit and all three are inextricably linked. Let’s look at why. Economic benefit: In spending a dollar…

Sustainability Tips – May

GET YOUR TOTE ON! Check out our new Sustainability totes! These stylish bags are made from 100% cotton and are sturdy and long-lasting. Many of the products that claim to be sustainable or ‘green’ are often poor quality and end up creating more waste rather than reducing it. Try to be selective with the items…

Sustainability Tips – April

CELEBRATE OUR PLANET! Earth Day has been internationally celebrated since 1970 (49 years!). It is a day to bring awareness of some of the greatest environmental issues we currently face, including climate change, plastics pollutions, and threats to our endangered species. This is a day to take action and change our own behaviour to decrease…

Sustainability Tips – March

Spring Cleaning Are you thinking of getting rid of items that no longer ‘spark joy’? Are you trying to clear out some clutter as spring approaches? Decreasing clutter in your home is a great practice and can simplify many aspects of your day-to-day life. However – it’s important to go about it the right way…