The SMSS Committee on Global Health is the student-led council that aims to promote global health initiatives. This year, in honour of Earth Month in April, medical students are encouraged to make pledges that promote sustainable and environmentally beneficial practices on a daily basis to reduce our collective carbon footprint. For example, pledging to bike instead of drive, switch to eco-friendly products, try a vegetarian diet, use a reusable mug/water bottle, or go paperless, etc. Students that make a pledge will be given a cutlery set and waterbottle from the U of S sustainability committee AND entered in a draw for FABULOUS eco-friendly prizes donated by local businesses.
During Earth Month, we encourage student groups holding events to be mindful of their environmental impact and urge students to bring their own cutlery sets (after making a pledge!) and waterbottle/plate/Tupperware container instead of using paper/styrofoam options. Spend less of that reduced student group budget and lessen your footprint at the same time!
We are also hosting local author Paul Hanley for a talk on Sustainability on Wednesday, April 19th from 12:30-1:30pm. Mr. Hanley is the author of 11 Billion People (among other titles) and is a recipient of the Canadian Environment Award, the Organic Connections Pioneer Organic Communicator Award, and the Meewasin Conservation Award. Lunch is provided for those who RSVP!
The Health Everywhere/DSA documentary screening will also be focused on Sustainability! Stay tuned for dates to RSVP for a FREE LUNCH!