Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Programs

Films For Change — Community Film Series

Films For Change is a community inspired film series showing films of positive and inspiring content related to sustainability, with the intention of bringing together our Kamloops community to connect and raise awareness while sharing the desire to make a difference. Films take place at TRU on the last Wednesday of the month (except December, June, July and August). Any community group can apply to have a films shown.

Criteria for including films

TRU Student Sustainability Ambassador Program

The TRU Student Sustainability Ambassador Program helps spread the spirit of sustainability at TRU. Students can be a force for change and improve the culture of sustainability of campus. This group is ideas-driven and goal-driven, while trying to have fun and be effective. The program is for degree-seeking students enrolled in a for-credit program.

Terms of reference and application

TRU Sustainability Ambassador Program (staff and faculty)

TRU Sustainability Ambassadors help spread the spirit of sustainability at TRU by being a force for change and improving the culture of sustainability within their work units. An ambassador becomes the sustainability champion of their office/department/work area, and helps to communicate to their work-mates the initiatives being promoted. Participation is during paid work time (10 minutes per day, 2-4 hours a month), and is managed by a coordinator from the TRU Sustainability Office. Recruitment is on-going and all TRU staff or faculty members are welcome to participate. The program runs from October to May.

Terms of reference

TRU Campus Sustainable Walking Tour

Are you interested in a sustainability tour? For a group or a class project? Call the TRU Sustainability Office and we can arrange and customize the following to suit you:

  • Open with a general inquiry to gauge the participants' level of interest and education to help make discussions later in the tour better suited to the students involved.
  • An overview of the solar sidewalk and concepts of solar energy leading to energy demand discussions.
  • An overview of the composting program and general discussion on the cycle of energy.
  • Walking to the campus gardens and showing the changed methods of irrigation and plant management to reduce water use, as well as the local species.
  • Showing the roof-mounted solar hot water systems.
  • A stop at a zero waste station to talk about how the TRU community handles recycling, and how to use our four-bin system.
  • Depending on the interest level and time, the tour can also include stops in the entrances of major campus buildings to point out sustainable initiatives indoors. There are posters in the entrances of major buildings that point out significant sustainability aspects (such as heating, electrical and lighting systems; indoor gardens/living roofs; and zero waste systems). These posters help raise awareness with students as they move from building to building.
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