Explore, learn, and participate in several sustainability opportunities available to you at UBC.


UBC Zero Waste Training

Oct 6, 5-6pm 
Online via Zoom

Join the UBC Zero Waste Training workshop to learn about UBC’s climate action and zero waste plans! Participants will learn how to effectively sort waste, as well as explain how to reduce contamination and divert waste to UBC community members.


Citizen Science Safari

Sep 22, 3-5pm
UBC Farm

Join staff from the Sustainability Hub, UBC Farm and UBC Botanical Garden, as well as this year’s Biodiversity Cohort of the Sustainability Ambassadors, to learn about urban ecology, the dangers of invasive plant species, and how you can identify and record invasive plant sightings using iNaturalist, to help support the health of the campus ecosystem.



Catalyst Program Launch

Sep 26-27, 11am-1pm daily
The Nest

Sep 28-29, 11am-1pm daily
Martha Piper Fountain

Visit a Catalyst booth to learn more about the program and start your sustainability leadership certification program. This is a drop in event; no registration is required.


Active Transportation with T-Bird

Oct 12-13, 12-2pm
UBC Main Mall
Apply by Oct 7

Join the Campus and Community Planning team and T-bird in promoting and the Pedestrian Priority Zone as a shared travel corridor for pedestrians, cyclists, and other active travel modes. 


Zero Waste Squad

Apply by Sep 30

The Zero Waste Squad is a peer-led volunteer program open to all UBC students – brought to you with support from UBC Sustainability. The Squad is now open for registration for Fall 2022, with a number of exciting in-person opportunities coming up. All UBC undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join!


UBC Apple Festival Zero Waste Support

Oct 15-16, 10.30am - 4.15pm 
UBC Botanical Garden
Register by Oct 7

The UBC Apple Festival is celebrating its 31st year! With hundreds of apple varieties, tasting sessions, grafting and cider-pressing demonstrations, as well as educational activities, we are expecting guests of all ages from UBC and beyond. Volunteers are needed to help support waste sorting and educational outreach on UBC’s sustainability initiatives. Free entry and refreshments will be provided. 


Beaty Museum Educational Volunteers

Apply by Sep 23

Share your love of the natural world with others by joining the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s volunteer team!