Since 2011, AMS Sustainability Projects Fund has approved over $98,000 for student projects that are sustainability-focused. The fund receives $2.25 from every student at UBC each year.
On April 4th, AMS Sustainability will be heading to the first annual UBC Sustainability Fair to chat with students about how to apply for funding, and what types of projects they’re looking for. Projects funded this past year will be presenting at the fair as well.
By Nicole Read
In discussions on sustainability, it is often said that we “work, study and learn in silos,” meaning that we only work, learn and make decisions within our field of study, without consulting the other perspectives that could be equally important to achieving a sustainable future.
By Salina Marshall
Sarah Dekerf hopes to get UBC students thinking about sustainability beyond the basics like recycling. “Sustainability is also about society and culture and history,” explains the fourth year UBC Faculty of Arts student. “It’s interconnected in all aspects of life.”
Since 2001 UBC has made great strides in food system sustainability. One key driver behind this movement is the UBC Food System Project (UBCFSP).
Your sustainable and artistic creation could grace the walls of the New SUB.
UBC Recreation students explore and learn about sustainability at the Sustainability Education Resource Centre, CIRS.
Students in UBC’s Totem Park and Place Vanier residences are ready to Do It in the Dark from November 5 – 23rd. UBC’s 3rd annual energy and water conservation competition will see each residence house compete for bragging rights and prizes by achieving the greatest energy savings or highest participation points.
Justin Ritchie compares the UBC Reads Sustainability project to a book club—with one important difference. “There’s not that kind of guilt trip there for not reading the book,” he says, laughing.
Quarterly Lunch and Learns, green research activities, tours and a chance to win great prizes – find out how you can get involved in UBC’s Green Research Program.
If you are looking for financial support to reduce the environmental impact of your research activities or laboratory, then the Fisher Scientific Fund is for you. Your innovative plan could make you and your department the lucky recipient of up to $4,000.