Sustainability Stories

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

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...
Zero-emission vehicle regulations pioneered in California could be Canada’s best shot at curbing emissions from its transportation sector, a new study suggests. Writing in Policy Options, SFU Prof. Jonn Axsen argues that of the 100 or so policies promoting electric vehicles on the books in Canada...
Up to one third of all food produced for humans is spoiled or wasted instead of eaten. That amounts to nearly 1.2 billion tonnes of food every year. And that’s not just because some kids refuse to finish their supper. A 2012 report from the Natural Resources Defense Council estimated that 20 per...
Before UBC staff and faculty left for the winter break, they set up the campus to save big on energy and greenhouse gas emissions. This past December, departments across campus joined together to reduce UBC’s environmental footprint over the winter holiday. By making a series of energy saving...
Donald Trump’s unlikely road to the White House began with a promise to build a wall on the Mexican border. The wall became such a defining feature of the 2016 campaign that it overshadowed another cross-border project many had written off as dead. With Trump set to take office January 20, the...

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