Interested in learning more about sustainability? Our events listing and featured events provides plenty of opportunities to get involved in sustainability, both on-and-off campus. If you are looking to highlight your sustainability event on campus, please visit UBC Events and tag your submission "sustainability" related.

Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources
Production, Consumption & Waste
** FREE ONLINE EVENT** Live talk from Aja Barber about her new book Consumed: The Need for Collective Change: Colonialism, Climate Change, and Consumerism A call to action for consumers everywhere, Consumed asks us to look at how and why we buy what...

Pathways to Indigenous Equity: An Indigenous Lens on Health Systems Transformation & Research

The Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy 5th Annual Conference - Governing Territorial Food Systems: Legal Obstacles and Opportunities

Go by Bike Week

Human Well-being & Social Systems

UBC Reads Sustainability

Part book club, part lecture series, and part opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. UBC Reads Sustainability is a forum for students across disciplines to discuss sustainability issues.

Climate Justice Series

In response to the focus on climate justice as part of UBC’s Declaration of a Climate Emergency and recommendations from its Climate Emergency Task Force (CETF) Report the UBC Sustainability Initiative launched the Climate Justice Series, featuring sessions that examine climate justice from various perspectives, locally and globally.

Events by Date

The UBC Sustainability Initiative is excited to be back hosting Sustainable Fashion Week in 2022! Join other students, staff and faculty at UBC to learn more about the social and environmental issues surrounding the “fast fashion” industry, and explore alternatives including sustainable buying,...
When:
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, February 11, 2022 - 17:00
Location:
Online
Join this virtual webinar to hear what brands in the Global South are doing to promote sustainable fashion futures in their local communities. From Fair Trade principles to real-life women-owned and operated fashion brands, learn about efforts to address sustainability issues related to raw...
When:
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 12:00
Location:
Virtual
** FREE ONLINE EVENT** Live talk from Aja Barber about her new book Consumed: The Need for Collective Change: Colonialism, Climate Change, and Consumerism A call to action for consumers everywhere, Consumed asks us to look at how and why we buy what we buy, how it's created, who it benefits, and...
When:
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 12:00
Location:
Virtual
Panel event with local fashion brands including Knix and more. Featuring presentations from designers, education and outreach staff, and local branch managers. Discussion moderated by students from the UBC Sustainability Ambassadors Program . Register Now
When:
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 12:00
Location:
Virtual
Learn more about the global fashion supply chain including issues related to worker's rights, colonization, and who gets paid. Hosted by Founder of local non-profit Threading Change , Sophia Yang , introducing her unique take on a feminist fossil-free fashion future, including a new project: The...
When:
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 17:00
Location:
Virtual
Drop-in at the Centre for Interactive Research for Sustainability with your old clothing to learn hands-on skills for repair and re-use. No RSVP required.
When:
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 11:30 to 13:30
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
Meet youth who work in the fashion sector on amazing projects that aim towards a more sustainable future. More details including speaker line-up coming soon. Register Now
When:
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 17:00
Location:
Virtual
Meet non-profits tackling issues in the fashion industry based in Vancouver. Featuring presenters from Working Gear, Threading Change, and Frameworq, followed by moderated panel discussion. Register Now
When:
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 12:00
Location:
Virtual
We're in a “Code Red” for humanity and all non-human beings on this planet. The climate emergency requires urgency, action, accountability, and justice. What it also requires is more care for ourselves, care for each other, and care for our planet. The Sustainability Hub, Climate Hub, and AMS...
When:
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, February 18, 2022 - 17:00
Location:
Remote/On location

Past Events

Join the Sustainability Hub and FNHL for a virtual student drop in! Share your climate concerns and ideas for UBC’s responsibility as a climate leader, learn more about scholarship opportunities focused on sustainability, and find out how to get more involved in upcoming climate and sustainability...
When:
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
Zoom
Join us for informal conversations about climate change and how we are experiencing it at the second UBC Climate Café. Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:00 - 5:30 pm Register This is an informal empathetic space where students can build hope and a community, form ally-ships, and safely share...
When:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Recycle your Christmas tree! Proceeds directly support Thunderbird Elementary, a school located in East Vancouver with a high percentage of vulnerable students and families. Garden lessons, provided by SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation), give students the opportunity to observe,...
When:
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 10:00 to 14:00
Location:
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Recycle your Christmas tree! Proceeds directly support Thunderbird Elementary, a school located in East Vancouver with a high percentage of vulnerable students and families. Garden lessons, provided by SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation), give students the opportunity to observe,...
When:
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 10:00 to 14:00
Location:
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Recycle your Christmas tree! Proceeds directly support Thunderbird Elementary, a school located in East Vancouver with a high percentage of vulnerable students and families. Garden lessons, provided by SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation), give students the opportunity to observe,...
When:
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 10:00 to 14:00
Location:
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Recycle your Christmas tree! Proceeds directly support Thunderbird Elementary, a school located in East Vancouver with a high percentage of vulnerable students and families. Garden lessons, provided by SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation), give students the opportunity to observe,...
When:
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 10:00 to 14:00
Location:
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Recycle your Christmas tree! Proceeds directly support Thunderbird Elementary, a school located in East Vancouver with a high percentage of vulnerable students and families. Garden lessons, provided by SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation), give students the opportunity to observe,...
When:
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:00 to 14:00
Location:
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Recycle your Christmas tree! Proceeds directly support Thunderbird Elementary, a school located in East Vancouver with a high percentage of vulnerable students and families. Garden lessons, provided by SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation), give students the opportunity to observe,...
When:
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 10:00 to 14:00
Location:
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Recycle your Christmas tree! Proceeds directly support Thunderbird Elementary, a school located in East Vancouver with a high percentage of vulnerable students and families. Garden lessons, provided by SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation), give students the opportunity to observe,...
When:
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 10:00 to 14:00
Location:
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Recycle your Christmas tree! Proceeds directly support Thunderbird Elementary, a school located in East Vancouver with a high percentage of vulnerable students and families. Garden lessons, provided by SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation), give students the opportunity to observe,...
When:
Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 10:00 to 14:00
Location:
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research

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