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.

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Climate justice advocates for a shift in the focus of dialogue on climate change away from economic imperatives and technical solutions, to protecting the human rights of those most vulnerable to its effects, both globally and locally.

SDG Week

“Just Is”≠ Justice

Does regional climate planning matter?

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.

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Past Events

Tue, September 25, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM UBC Robson Square. $990. Designed by the Canada Green Building Council, this course provides comprehensive preparation for the LEED Green Associate Exam, a first step towards becoming a green building practitioner. Using a wide range of examples and case...
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:30
Tue, September 25, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM See description. Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) SFU UBC Fall 2012 Public Lecture Series: Food Sovereignty models for "feeding the world and cooling the planet" Join us for a special free Vancouver public lecture by Drs. Hannah Wittman and...
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:00
Tue, September 25, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM HENRY ANGUS BUILDING. Social Enterprise Club's first event of the year! It's an introduction to social enterprise, featuring inspiring speakers who each have their own insider's perspective to share with you. MARK BRAND Mark Brand, a Vancouver icon/...
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:00
Tue, September 25, 2012 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Are you interested in learning to save seeds from your favourite fruits and vegetables? Our resident seed saving expert, Mel Selvestre will be leading hands-on workshops at the UBC Farm that include an overview of techniques, equipment...
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 03:00
Mon, September 24, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UBC Point Grey Campus. Title: Reducing the ‘Energy-at-Risk’ as a means of achieving sustainability Speaker: Markus Zeller, PEng, CEM, CMVP,Manager, Industrial Sector, Technology & Innovation, BC Hydro Power Smart Location: 310-6245 Agronomy Road,...
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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 08:00
Mon, September 24, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS). Free. Come to the 2012 Program Completion Workshop to hear firsthand from the program participants and city representatives. The Greenest City Scholars summer internship program sponsors 10 UBC...
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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 07:00
Sat, September 22, 2012 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM See description. The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is now accepting applications for the 2013 season. Interested applicants are encouraged to come out to the open house to meet UBC Farm staff, and join a farm tour with our current...
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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 08:00
Fri, September 21, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM H. R. MACMILLAN BUILDING. Join LFS Assistant Professor Sean Smukler on Friday for a seminar on “Managing soil and associated ecosystem services in landscapes of poor, small-holder farmers”. Date, location: Friday Sept 21, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, room 154 MacMillan...
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Friday, September 21, 2012 - 08:00
Thu, September 20, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM See description. Free. You have an issue you’re passionate about – and you know all the information to back it up – but how do you convey that message to an audience that will promote action? You might need different goals and messages for government...
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Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 11:30
Thu, September 20, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM UBC Robson Square. $990. Gain a conceptual understanding of green building strategies and a practical understanding of how to implement them for LEED certification. Benefit from hands-on experience in preparing the proper documentation for LEED credits...
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Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 11:30

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