Earth. Radius of 6,371 kilometers. Population of over 7 billion. Third planet from the sun. Largest terrestrial planet in our solar system. Home. This April, join us as we celebrate Earth Day.
As a university, we generate knowledge and help explore and demonstrate how we can go beyond just reducing damage and harm and towards improving human and environmental wellbeing - how we can leave Earth a better place.
For Earth Day, we engaged students, faculty and staff to find out about their efforts to help improve human and environmental wellbeing on campus and beyond.
UBC Earth Day Events
UBC's Climate Action Plan: What's next?
April 19, 2017 12:00 to 1:00 PM | CIRS
Bioenergy Research & Demonstration Facility Tours
April 20, 2017 11:45AM | 12:30PM
Play the Climate Change Game: Live Demo & Research Talk
April 24, 2017 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Perspectives on Earth Day
Optimizing Behaviour Change
Jiaying Zhao, PhD
Department of Psychology
Children Who Play Outside More Likely to Protect Nature as Adults
Catherine Broom, PhD
Faculty of Education
Learning Holistically about Sustainability
Kai Chan, PhD
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Other Earth Day Opportunities & Events
Explore local and global celebrations of Earth Day and ways to get involved via the Earth Day Network, including @EarthDayNetwork, @EarthDayCanada and via #earthday2017.
- UBC Farm Workshop: Cob Plastering - Mudgirls
April 22, 2017 9:00 to 12:00 PM
- UBC Botanical Gardens: Earth Day Tea & Tours
April 22, 2017 11:00 to 3:00 PM
- AMS Student Nest: Wild About Vancouver's "Let Them Eat Dirt" Discussion with Dr. B Brett Finlay
April 24, 2017 6:30 to 7:30PM
- Wesbrook Community Centre: Launch of Education & Woodward Seed Lending Libraries
April 22, 2017 2:00 to 4:00 PM
- Vancouver Earth Day Parade
April 22, 2017 1:00 PM
- UBC Beach Walk Adventure
April 25, 2017 11:30 to 1:00PM
Grow Your Knowledge
Beyond our operational sustainability efforts, our faculty and students continue to make contributions towards furthering our understanding of how climate change impacts the wellbeing of people and the planet.
Starting May 9, 2017, learn about the basics of climate science through UBC's free EdX course. Learn how to better understand the news, evaluate scientific evidence, and explain global warming to anyone.
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