Students are the heart of sustainability at UBC.

Sustainability at UBC is about more than turning off the lights. Our campus is a living laboratory for testing, studying, and sharing sustainable practices, and students can be powerful agents of change and community leaders for sustainability across campus and beyond.

In fact, students are the largest group of people at UBC. So how we contribute as members of the UBC community has an enormous impact on everyone’s environmental and social health. Explore how you can be part of building an even more sustainable community at UBC.

We can’t do it without you.


What can I do?

  • Get involved

    Sustainability opportunities are everywhere! Join one of UBC's 300+ clubs and student groups to make connections and get inspired about sustainability.

    Find student groups

  • Gain experience

    Find out about professional development and work experience projects, scholarships, events, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to build your career.

    Join the Student Sustainability Network

  • Learn about sustainability

    Explore the sustainability learning pathways at UBC including non-conventional ways to advance sustainability learning and gain academic credit.

    Search for courses

  • Live Sustainably

    Live sustainably

    Watch our how-to videos, find resources, and get tips on how to be more sustainable in your day-to-day life!

    Learn about living sustainably

  • See how sustainability works at UBC

    Learn all about your energy, water, food, and waste at UBC. Where does it come from, where does it go, and what you can do to help!

    Watch the videos

  • Meet with an advisor

    Need advice on courses, extra curricular activities, or getting involved in general? Speak with a UBC Sustainability Teaching, Learning, and Student Engagement advisor to learn more about what you can do.

    Make an appointment

Living and studying on unceded, traditional Musqeam territory

UBC is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. These lands have always been a place of learning for the Musqueam community, and as guests we continue this tradition of learning. We must also learn how to be good guests. This means reflecting on the way we live on this land and impact the land through our behaviour. To learn more about the land UBC is on, read the Welcome to Musqueam Territory page.


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