Posts Tagged ‘green’

Time for Another Materials Trading Post!

Materials Trading Post

Last month’s Materials Trading Post was a blast and this month’s will be, too! Drop by the Learning Zone between 11:30am and 1:30pm this Tuesday, March 12 for a first-hand look. This is a really great opportunity to find out about new tools and supplies; you can try them out, experiment, collaborate, and learn from each other! Bring along any leftover or unused materials of your own and, who knows, maybe you’ll find somebody who wants them, and maybe you’ll find something you want, too. Waste not, want not — and reduce waste, right?

The Materials Trading Post is a free event hosted in collaboration by the Learning Zone, the First Generation/Student Success Programs, and the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program. Contact Melissa General for more information!


03 2013

grOCAD Window Farm in the LZ


With the end of semester stress and the cold weather upon us,  I decided to post a little reminder of summer. Flowers and vegetables from the grOCAD Window Farm which blossomed nicely over the summer, much to our delight.

Visit grOCAD on Facebook or email,, to learn more about their next new exciting project, a fish + hydroponic garden to be installed at Onsite[at] Gallery, 230 Richmond Street.



12 2012

grOCAD Hanging Garden Workshop

Hanging Garden Workshop

Hanging Garden Workshop

It was a fun day at the Learning Zone on Saturday April 7th, for those who participated in the grOCAD Hanging Garden Workshop. Marta, Laura and Mike, members of the grOCAD group, discussed and demonstrated alternative and creative ways to garden in an urban environment. The grOCAD group was formed by students, faculty and staff who are  interested in creating greener spaces on campus. Visit the Learning Zone to see the Window Farm project by grOCAD.

If you are interested learning more about the Window Farm project follow grOCAD on facebook or email







04 2012

Plate Station Launch


Welcome to the Re-usable Dish Exchange program — a new campus initiative jointly created by Greening the Grange and the OCADU Learning Zone. Have a better meal experience, by using dishes instead of styrofoam or plastic.

Students, faculty and staff can support this green initiative, by visiting the Learning Zone to borrow cutlery and plates for their meals in the Grange food court.

Here’s how:

  • To borrow cutlery and plates, leave a piece of ID with a Learning Zone staff member
  • After your meal, come back to the Learning Zone, wash your plate with the environmental friendly dish soap and scrubber, provided in LZ washrooms
  • Return plate to retrieve your ID


02 2012

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