Earth Hour boosted to 24 hours

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD University is doing things differently this Earth Hour.

Since 2009, Facilities Management has employed electricians to power down the lights in classrooms, studios and offices for Earth Hour. But the reality is it takes a lot longer than an hour to complete the task, and it can cost about $750 in labour. And, now that OCAD University’s facilities are open 24/7, if we took that approach this year the inconvenience to students would be substantial.

Facilities Management is, instead, teaming up with the Sustainability Committee to invest $1,200 in clean-energy generation through Bullfrog Power. As a result, the entire OCAD U campus will be carbon-neutral for 24 hours!

The Sustainability Committee welcomes ideas that support social wellness and ecological responsibility. Please email Cathy Cappon, Manager, ODESI, with your input.

Sarah Tranum, "CleanCube Project" Poster
The Office of Research & Innovation is excited to launch of the fourth iteration of the "This is Research" campaign to raise awareness about research at OCAD University.
Rendering of black industrial structure against black background
The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce Andre Baynes as the 2020 Recipient of the Artist Project Career Launcher.
The OCAD U Print Shop will be closing at 6:00pm on Monday, January 27th due to illness. We apologize for any and all inconvenience.   
Photo of two large landscape collages with wood frame door in middle
The Gladstone Hotel and the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2020 Come Up To My Room Career Launcher, Maxwell Lander and Aaron Jones.
The OCAD University community is deeply saddened by the news of the Ukraine International Airlines plane crash that claimed the lives of 176 people near Tehran yesterday. 
DesignTO bus advertisement rendering.
This year, DesignTO partnered with OCAD University’s Design4 program to create look and feel of the festival’s 10th Anniversary.
OCAD University mourns death of Jeremy Vincent Urbina, student in the Faculty of Art
Abid Virani and Aliwar Pillai, co-founders, Fable Tech Labs (photo courtesy: Forbes)
OCAD U alumni, Alwar Pillai and Abid Virani, co-founders of Fable Tech Labs, were named in Forbes Magazine’s latest Top 30 under 30 list.
Poster for Earth Hour
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD University is doing things differently this Earth Hour.

Since 2009, Facilities Management has employed electricians to power down the lights in classrooms, studios and offices for Earth Hour. But the reality is it takes a lot longer than an hour to complete the task, and it can cost about $750 in labour. And, now that OCAD University’s facilities are open 24/7, if we took that approach this year the inconvenience to students would be substantial.

Facilities Management is, instead, teaming up with the Sustainability Committee to invest $1,200 in clean-energy generation through Bullfrog Power. As a result, the entire OCAD U campus will be carbon-neutral for 24 hours!

The Sustainability Committee welcomes ideas that support social wellness and ecological responsibility. Please email Cathy Cappon, Manager, ODESI, with your input.