A UBC student’s call to help a university in Cambodia resulted in a flood of donations from departments all over campus, via the university’s new reuse-it! program. The second-hand items were enough to fill a container, which is now on a ship bound for Southeast Asia.
Visit UBC's Vancouver campus on Saturday, May 28th when UBC Campus and Community Planning will host a panel on sustainability with Mike Harcourt, the former Mayor of Vancouver and Premier of British Columbia.
A first-of-its-kind clean energy project that will generate enough clean electricity to power 1,500 homes and reduce the University of British Columbia’s natural gas consumption by up to 12 per cent, received $11.2 million in new federal and provincial government funding at an official groundbreaking ceremony today.
When it comes to applying scientific research to support a sustainable world, UBC has a lot to celebrate. Join the UBC Faculty of Applied Science as a few of its distinguished researchers share their insight into sustainable communities, clean energy and more. All events are free and open to the public. Rsvp for all events and find further information at: www.apsc.ubc.ca/celebrateresearch/index.php
Visioning low-carbon communities to build energy literacy
by John Robinson for UBC Reports | Vol. 57 | No. 1 | Dec. 29, 2010
The old paradigm aimed to reduce environmental impact. The future is about buildings that actually improve our environment.
Can we build cities with buildings that reduce a community’s energy consumption and carbon emissions, that improve the quality of water flowing through their sites, that restore their environments… and that make people happy?
Yes we can, and we are, right here at UBC.
"No one thing here does just one thing." These are words Mark Bomford says often about UBC Farm. The more the director of UBC’s Centre for Sustainable Food Systems talks about its cultivated fields, teaching gardens, forest stands, hedgerows and orchard plantings, the more you realize: he’s not kidding.
By Basil Waugh | Photo by Javier Landaeta
UBC Reports | Vol. 56 | No. 10 | Oct. 7, 2010
On Monday, September 27, 2010, over 325 UBC students, faculty, staff, and community members attended the symposium Our Campus as a Living Lab, hosted by the UBC Sustainability Initiative.
On Wednesday, June 23, over two thousand people filled the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for the City of Vancouver and UBC-sponsored Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver: Walk the Talk Green Your City.
UBC Master’s candidate Tegan Adams is one of 10 UBC graduate students who are spending their summer as interns within the City of Vancouver’s sustainability office.
The group, called the Greenest City Action Team scholars, hail from a variety of disciplines including architecture, engineering and business. The students are responsible for specific research programs intended to help the city meet ambitious environmental goals.
Buying into the Future Fair
Hosted by UBC Supply Management and the Campus Sustainability Office
April 8, 2010, 12pm – 1:30pm
Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room (6476 NW Marine Drive)