EVENTS

See what’s cooking in the green section of UHN…

2017: Upcoming


Earth Week

April 20-28, 2017 – Events all around the world to celebrate and care for this planet we all share. Earth Day may be on April 22, but we stretch it to a “baker’s-week” to visit each site at UHN. Lots more on the UHN Earth Week Page.  See more on the official Earth Day Canada Site.

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Gardens at UHN: Bickle, UHN Real Food (TWH), UC

March – September. See the freshest news on the Garden Page

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Bike Month

May 29- June 30, 2017. Kicks off with Bike to Work Day: May 29, 2017, which launches a month of biking activities and festivities! Learn Bike Safety, Bike Maintenance and meet fellow riders. See our Cycling@UHN page for the latest events. Also check out the official City of Toronto Bike Month Page.

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Waste Reduction Week

October 16-22, 2017. A perfect time to practice the 3R’s in order: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Lots of events happening across Canada, and coming soon to UHN. We’re hoping you have a chance to See it Shine Green.

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2017: Past

Earth Hour

March 25, 8:30-9:30 PM participate at home or work by turning off lights & electronics. Practice energy-conserving ideas beyond the hour. For more, see the Earth Hour site.

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Webinar: Climate Change Resiliency

Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare will host a free webinar on Climate Change Resiliency:

  • Thursday Mar 2,
  • 12-1 pm
  • featuring our own Ed Rubinstein, UHN’s Director, Environmental Compliance, Energy and Sustainability, and awesome blogger for Talkin’ Trash at UHN
  • Click here for presentations and webinar recording:

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2016:

Waste Reduction Week: October 17-23

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Smart Commute Week

September 19-25, 2016

Open to all UHN Employees and any other Smart Commute members!

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See It Shine (Green)

Runs September 6 to November 4th, 2016 and is open to all UHN Employees!

See It ShineParticipate in this great UHN-wide contest to clean up some clutter, September 6 to November 4th, 2016. Make your shine green by using the 3R’s: reduce, reuse (or let someone else reuse it), and recycle anything possible. Contact us in the Energy & Environment department if you are not sure what goes where: energyandenvironment@uhn.ca.

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How to enter:

  1. Form a team for 3 or more
  2. Select an area to SHINE
  3. Take BEFORE pictures
  4. Sort, Set in Order and Shine
  5. Take AFTER pictures

Submit your entry form to SeeItShine@uhn.ca!


Environmental Hazards & Health – Monthly Health Talk

For patients, families, staff and community members (yeah, that’s everyone), by our own Lisa Vanlint

  • Friday, July 29, 1 – 2:30 PM
  • Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst St. at Dundas
  • Auditorium, 2nd floor, west wing
  • Free!
  • light refreshments provided
  • Register by emailing Evangeline.Roldan@uhn.ca or call 416-603-6475

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Click here for full-sized flyer

 

UNH Real Food Garden

March – September. See the freshest news on the Garden Page

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Earth Hour

March 19, 8:30-9:30 PM participate at home or work by turning off lights & electronics. Practice energy-conserving ideas beyond the hour.03_EH 60+ LOGO_STACKED CLR_JPEG-2015


Earth Week

April 20-27, 2016 – Events all around the world to celebrate and be kind to this planet we share. Earth Day may be on April 22, but we stretch it to a week to visit each site at UHN. Lot’s more on the UHN Earth Week Page  See more on the official Earth Day Canada Site.

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Bike Month

May 30- June 30, 2016. Kicks off with Bike to Work Day: May 30, 2016, which launches a month of biking activities and festivities! Learn Bike Safety, Bike Maintenance and meet fellow riders. See our Cycling@UHN page for the latest events. Also check out the official City of Toronto Bike Month Page.

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Waste Reduction Week

October 17-23, 2016. A perfect time to practice the 3R’s in order: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Lot’s of events happening across Canada, and coming soon to UHN. We’re hoping you have a chance to See it Shine Green.

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2015:

RESISTANCE, Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Not all germs are created equal

A University Health Network & Mount Sinai Hospital partnership feature event for Antibiotic Awareness Week

Date: November 18, 2015

Time: 4:45 – 7:00 PM

Place: Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave, 18th floor, Ben Sadowski Auditorium

RSVP: reserve your spot through Eventbright

Light (antibiotic-free) refreshments to be served

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IEADSM Task 24 workshop: Energy Behavior Change – Intervention Design:

October 26

Dr. Sea Rotmann is back to help with the next step on our energy efficiency and behavior change journey. Information on the Task can be found here:  www.ieadsm.org/task/task-24-phase-2/ and the prezi from Sea’s first Toronto workshop is here: https://prezi.com/pi_xezbh6z0p/uhn-bcf-final-w-bombs/

 


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Winter Cycling Workshop

Date: Thursday, Oct 22, 12-1 PM

Place: Toronto General Hospital, 

RSVP: email lisa.vanlint@uhn.ca ASAP to reserve your spot as space is limited (latest by Oct 20)


Active Switch Challenge:

Oct 19 – 25, 2015. Log your trips using the tool and you could win a pair of round-trip tickets to Europe.

 


Walktober-fest October 2015

Our partners at Smartcommute are offering a free-but-register-for-it-please guided walk that will totally work for anyone at PMH/TGH/TRI-UC/TMDT area.

Tuesday, October 13: 30-minute lunchtime walk – Meet at Gerrard & University, on the steps of Mount Sinai, at 12:10 pm – REGISTER HERE

Get a breath of fresh air and join us on our lunchtime walk to get your feet moving and heart pumping! Join Smart Commute as we stroll through some of the green spaces of the area and hear about the neighbourhood’s transformation since the 1800’s.  Grab your colleagues and mingle with other professionals from the University & College area. Snacks will be provided to all walkers!


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Task24 Phase I

Dr. Sea Rotmann the lead Operating Agent for Task XXIV on Behaviour Change for the IEA’s DSM Implementing Agreement will be in Toronto May 28-29 at University Health Network Task24 Phase I

Check out the wonderful bios of our panelists


Bike Month

kicks off with Bike to Work Day: May 25, which launches a month of biking activities and festivities. Learn Bike Safety, Bike Maintenance and meet fellow riders. See our Cycling@UHN page for the latest events.CAC2013Bike-Revolution


earthweek2015logoEarth Week

April 20-27 – Events all around the world to celebrate and be kind to this planet we share. Look for Green Myth-Busting Booths around UHN.


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Earth Hour

March 28, 8:30-9:30 PM participate at home or at work by dimming or turning off the lights, think energy-conserving thoughts beyond the hour.


2014:

Waste ReductiP1030252on Week: October 20-26. A perfect time to practice the 3R’s in order: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Lot’s of events happening across Canada, and coming soon to UHN. We’re hoping you have a chance to See it Shine Green

 

SCTC_Logo_184x78Walktober: October 1-31, 2014! Chance to win $100 gift certificate if you use the Active Switch app and select “walking” as your mode of transportation.

Active Switch Challenge: July 14-20 (replaces the Clean Air Commute) with a goal to (you guessed it) getting people to switch their mode of transportation from passive (cars, transit) to active (walk, bike, run, blade). During this week-long campaign, all UHN staff can log your walking, cycling etc. trips at www.ActiveSwitch.ca for your chance to win a flight for two to either London or Paris!

local foodTalkin’ Local Food  July 7 – Sept 7: A crowdsourcing game to generate ideas for more local Ontario food served at our hospitals.

For UHN Staff: Want to know what we’ve learned in 8 months of Talkin’ Local food?  Join 1 of the Conversation Cafés to learn and chat about UHN’s food ecosystem:

  • Thursday January 22, 12:00-1:30 pm, Wellness Centre, Room 1 NU-168, TGH
  • Thursday February 5, 4:00-5:30 pm, Wellness Centre, Room 1 NU-168, TGH

Register through the eLearning Centre using Course code UHUHHL053i

Clean Air Commute Bike Winner Charmaine Silva

Bike Month kicks off with Bike to Work Day: May 26, which launches a month of biking activities and festivities. Learn Bike Safety, Bike Maintenance and meet fellow riders. See our Cycling@UHN page for the latest events.

 

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Earth Week : April 22-29 – Events all around the world to celebrate and be kind to this planet we share. Look for photobooths around UHN to pledge what you’ll do to make this a greener place. Recycle More? Turn off lights and computers when you leave? Print double-sided or not at all? Ride a bike to work? Or create your own message.

 

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UHN Real Food Garden: Apr 9 – kickoff, Apr 16 – plant seeds to make seedlings. Runs all through the growing season. Closing up shop in Oct. Contact Geremy Capone to get involved Geremy@ellicsrkitchen.ca

Now we also have a Talkin’ Food Team that could use your help to get more local and fresh food to patients at UHN. Anyone, not just staff, can join.

 

Earthhour2014Earth Hour: March 29, 8:30-9:30 PM participate at home or at work by dimming or turning off the lights, think energy-conserving thoughts beyond the hour.

 


2013:

Garden Group Celebrates the Season at ELLICSR’s last lesson in 2013, Dec 19, 12:15 – 1:15pm, ELLICSR: Health, Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Centre Toronto General Hospital, Basement level, BCS-021. Interested in getting your hands dirty in 2014? We’ll stick around at the end to chat.

Bike Safety Workshop (NEW!) AUG 29, noon-1, TRI-LC/RC 

Clean Air Commute: June 17-23 

Bike Month: May 27 – June 30 

Earth Day: April 22

Earth Hour: March 23 

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