Campus Initiatives

View from Buchanan Tower overlooking the UBC campus - Photo by Martin Dee

UBC is working to explore and exemplify all aspects of economic, environmental and social sustainability. Driven by four key principles—commit, integrate, demonstrate and inspire—we’re integrating our operational, academic, and research expertise to accelerate our efforts.

Using our campus as a living lab model, we’re treating our campus as one interconnected system. We’re minding our ecological footprint through effective energy, water, waste, food systems and transportation management, green building design, and green research initiatives.

We’re also creating a vibrant and sustainable residential community, and engaging students, staff and faculty members, and community residents to help us achieve our goals.