Programs

All-TRU Sustainability Educators Program

Help make the world more sustainable, one minute at a time.

Sustainability encompasses so much—environmental, social and economic factors—and we all have much to learn about it and much to share about it. All TRU students, staff, faculty and administrators are encouraged to join the new All-TRU Sustainability Educators Program. At the heart of the program is telling one-minute original 'sustainability stories' that are important to you to share. Participants can learn about other people's one-minute stories from a website where they are stored.

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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 Sustainability Office’s Student Sustainability Ambassadors Program is designed to help spread the s­­pirit of sustainability at TRU. Students can be a force for change and improve the culture of sustainability on campus. This group is ideas-driven, goal-driven, while being effective and trying to have fun. The program is for all students enrolled in a for-credit program on the campus.

Terms of reference and application

TRU Employee Sustainability Ambassador Program

Update to this program coming Summer 2021

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:

  • 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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