Earth. Radius of 6,371 kilometers. Population of over 7 billion. Third planet from the sun. Largest terrestrial planet in our solar system. Home. This April, join us as we celebrate Earth Day.
As a university, we generate knowledge and help explore and demonstrate how we can go beyond just reducing damage and harm and towards improving human and environmental wellbeing - how we can leave Earth a better place. Earth Day is April 22nd, 2018. Learn more about what you can do to celebrate.
For Earth Day, we engaged students, faculty and staff to find out about their efforts to help improve human and environmental wellbeing on campus and beyond.
UBC Earth Day Events
Recycling Trivia Workshop
Friday, April 20, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | CIRS
UBC Botanical Gardens: Earth Day Bird Tour
April 22, 2018 | 8:00 to 9:30 AM | 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
UBC Botanical Gardens: Earth Day Grow Green Guide Tour
April 22, 2018 | 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM | 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Green Building Tour with Penny Martyn
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Meet at CIRS
UBC Farm Spring Pop Up Market
April 21, May 5, May 19 | 10am-12pm | UBC Farm
Lunch Hour Cycling Workshop
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | CIRS Policy Labs
Wasted. A Video Series.
Food. Energy. Water. Waste.
Our globalized world is extremely complex and the reality is most of us do not know where the essential things we use everyday come from, and where they go when disposed of. This was the inspiration for this student-made film series. We wanted to make more UBC students aware of the origins of the resources they are using and to inspire individuals to make the most of their actions. Learn about water, electricity, food and waste and let’s stop our resources from getting wasted. Watch the trailer for "Wasted. A Video Series." below and the rest of the series here.
Perspectives on Earth Day
UBC Women's Volleyball Team Integrates Sport with Sustainability
Learning Holistically about Sustainability
Kai Chan, PhD
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Advancing Climate Action
Bud Fraser, Senior Planning and Sustainability Engineer
Campus and Community Planning
Campus and Community Planning
Other Earth Day Opportunities & Events
Explore local and global celebrations of Earth Day and ways to get involved via the Earth Day Network, including @EarthDayNetwork, @EarthDayCanada and via #earthday2018.
- Earth Day Celebration by Living Future Vancouver Collaborative
April 19, 2018 | 4:00 to 9:00pm
- Film Screening: Unsettling Environmental Review
April 18, 2018 | 12:30pm | Liu Institute for Global Issues
- Vancouver Earth Day Parade
April 21, 2018 | 1:00pm
- Earth Day Celebration at Everett Crowley Park
April 21, 2018 | 11:00am to 3pm
- Earth Day Celebration at Stanley Park
April 21, 2018 | 12 to 4pm | Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon
- Wreck Beach Earth Day Cleanup
April 21, 2018 | 11am to 1pm
- UNA Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2018 | 11:00am to 12:30pm | 1:00 to 2:30pm
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