As one of the world’s leading universities, UBC continues to play a crucial role in responding to society’s key issues and leading by example. Every step we take, no matter how big or small, will help us tackle climate change together.
Looking for how you can join UBC in responding to the climate emergency and taking climate action? Whether you're a newcomer or seasoned sustainability champion, here's tips and resources to get you started:
Take Action and Engage Others
Talking about climate change with your friends, colleagues, families and communities is one of the best ways to spark change and motivate collective action. What's more, social science shows that action and agency are vital antidotes to climate anxiety.
Reduce Waste and Purchase Sustainably
UBC aims to apply a circular economy lens to achieve a 50% reduction in waste by 2030, progressing toward a zero-waste community. There's many things you can do to help.
Carbon emissions from UBC-related travel -- including commuting to and from campus and business air travel -- account for nearly one and a half times the emissions from UBC's buildings and energy supply combined. For those for whom sustainable transportation is an option, there are plenty of flexible alternatives to choose from.
Support Climate-Friendly Food Systems
From food production and procurement, provision and consumption, to waste and recovery, our current food systems have a huge carbon footprint -- along with major impacts on biodiversity and climate justice. Here's how you can help.
UBC has a significant impact on energy consumption across BC. Help us meet UBC’s ambitious energy conservation and climate action goals by doing your part.
Green your events
With thousands of events held on campus each year, incorporating sustainable best practices into your event can make a real difference.
Although 70 per cent of the earth is covered in water, only one per cent is available for human use. Find out how you can support conserving water today.