Sustainability Stories

To learn more about sustainability hubs at UBC, explore this archive of featured stories.

For some First Nation communities in the province, clean energy projects might be the ideal blend of economic development and environmental stewardship. Earlier this month, the B.C. government added $2.1 million to the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund. Since 2010, the fund has provided...
Green bonds may be a way to finance climate change solutions, but some may not be as ‘green’ as they look. Director of the Sauder School of Business Prediction Markets at UBC, Dr. Werner Antweiler cautioned in a phone interview that green bonds now offered by corporations “may, in some cases,...
On the corner of East Hastings and Skeena Street in Vancouver, Canada’s largest Passive House is under construction. The Heights, an apartment complex due to be finished later this year, aims to be one of the greenest buildings in Vancouver. Passive houses are built according to an international...
Canada added just over 700 megawatts of new wind energy to grids across the country last year, but B.C. was largely out of the picture. According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) 2016 market report released late last month, 21 wind projects spread between Ontario, Quebec and Nova...
UBC's SEEDS Sustainability program has recently been featured by the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) as a case study in their 2017 best practices report. SEEDS was chosen as one of 30 cases to serve as inspiration and demonstrate an action-orientated approach to educating...
Global investment in renewables is one of the essential elements of any plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Since the Stern Report in 2006, which recommended significant increases in R&D and capital investment in renewables, a number of organizations, including Bloomberg and the...

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