Capilano University’s 30-Day Challenge is launching at the International Student Orientation on September 3 and at the Capilano University Street Party (CUSP) on September 8. Pick up your pledge card at the Sustainability booth to participate.

What is the 30-Day Challenge? We’re asking you and everyone at Cap to choose one sustainability-related activity you’d like to adopt and to stick with it for 30 days. You’ll create a great new habit, plus you’ll be eligible to win prizes!

What will you decide to do each day? (Choose one or more of these new habits.)

  • Saving Energy:
    • Shutdown and unplug your devices when you’re done: laptop, phone charger and other appliances
    • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Saving Water:
    • Shorten your shower time to five minutes or less
  • Eating Well:
    • Try to buy local, seasonal and/or organic
    • Adopt Meatless Mondays
  • Reducing Waste:
    • Don’t forget your reusable shopping bags
    • Pack and only use a reusable mug or water bottle for beverages
  • Active Transportation:
    • Bike, walk, or carpool to school or work

Post on social media or email a photo of your completed pledge card to by October 9 to be eligible to win one of the following:

  • $50 gift card for Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • $50 gift card for Superstore

For additional chances to win, post a photo of yourself doing your 30-Day Challenge action to Capilano University’s Sustainability Facebook page or tweet it to us (@sustainCapU) using the hashtag #CapUChallengeAccepted.

Sign-up at the Sustainability booth at CUSP or contact to participate and to receive your pledge card.

Winners will be announced on October 15.

Good luck, and have fun!

Submitted by Marina Van Driel, Sustainability Assistant, Facilities Department

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