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Prairies Sustainable Campuses Conference    Fri Jan 18, 2008, Calgary, AB

More information will be made public in the next week as details are finalized, so check back here and the website for updates.

In the mean time here's what we can tell you...


The Prairies Sustainable Campuses Conference will bring together campus community members from across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta to build a regional network as part of the national movement to institutionalize social and environmental sustainability on campus. The Conference will act as a forum to:

1. empower campus community members to build new and more effective sustainability initiatives
2. share organizing experiences: successes, challenges and new directions
3. learn about specific Prairies sustainability initiatives and challenges
4. plan for future collaboration between campuses within the region


Friday January 18th in ARTS 143
4:00 Registration Begins
7:00 Welcome
7:15 Keynote Panel Discussion - Climate Change and Social Justice
9:30 Evening Socializing

Saturday January 19th in Arts 241
9:00 Outdoor Activities (so bring warm clothes unless you prefer to be inside)
11:00 Intro to SYC and the Conference
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Anti-Oppression Training
2:00 Personal Sustainability Training
3:00 Open Space / Personal Sustainability Time
4:00 Success Stories from Prairie Campuses Interactive Discussion
7:30 Keynote Panel Discussion - Tar Sands Activism
9:30 Evening Socializing

Sunday, January 20th in ARTS 143
9:00 Strategic Organizing Training
10:00 Regional Campaign Proposal Presentations (Campus Climate Challenge, Student Unions for Sustainability, PaperCut, United Students Against Sweatshops, and more)
10:45 Campaign Breakout Group Planning
11:45 Campaign Reportbacks and Regional Strategizing
12:45 Conference Wrap


FREE!!! Donations are welcome.

Please fill out a RSVP so that the conference organizers get a sense of how much food requirement.

Also if you are coming from abroad please visit the attached Registration Form and consider using the attached Fundraising Letter!


For more information:

Contact Name: Jeh Custer
E-mail: prairies (at)

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