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 sustainability@capilanou.ca 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 sustainability@capilanou.ca 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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