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UBC acquires federal funding for solar-paneled parkade and net-zero housing

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Federal investment will help UBC further 'smart city' ambitions

Climate Change & Energy

UBC-led project combats emissions by locking carbon dioxide in mine waste

Climate Change & Energy
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THE ranks UBC #1 in climate change action and sustainable cities

Climate Change & Energy

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A new $85-million University of British Columbia district energy system will dramatically reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption while advancing clean energy research and development opportunities at UBC. Approved yesterday by UBC’s Board of Governors , the five-year project...
A UBC student’s call to help a university in Cambodia resulted in a flood of donations from departments all over campus, via the university’s new reuse-it! program. The second-hand items were enough to fill a container, which is now on a ship bound for Southeast Asia. Sarah Youngblutt, a graduate...
Bike to Work Week (B2WW) is fast approaching and UBC Transportation Planning encourages all UBC faculty, staff, students and residents to get involved. There is a skills training workshop, activities across Vancouver, and a commuter station at UBC where you can get a free bike tune-up, snacks, and...
Visit UBC's Vancouver campus on Saturday, May 28th when UBC Campus and Community Planning will host a panel on sustainability with Mike Harcourt , the former Mayor of Vancouver and Premier of British Columbia. Titled “ Vibrant Sustainable Communities: Towards a Smart Future ”, the panel will bring...
The University of British Columbia has been named Canada’s first “Fair Trade Campus” – and will get its very own blend of ethically sourced coffee – as a result of its national leadership on Fair Trade purchasing. The designation, the result of a collaboration with UBC’s Engineers Without Borders...
A pilot project is studying the feasibility of using worm composting in the New SUB. If it works, food scraps from various restaurants will be turned into compost used to fertilize the rooftop garden—never even leaving the building. “Look at the size of that one! It’s huge, as big as my finger...
The Green Research Challenge is a great opportunity for researchers and lab users to learn more about UBC laboratory solid and hazardous waste programs, water and energy reduction and green purchasing options. Beginning May 2, 2011, teams will collect points over a two-month period by participating...
By Salina Marshall If you build it, they will come. But if you build a green building—one that aims to be environmentally responsible and resource-efficient—but people aren’t comfortable living or working in it, you risk falling short of your green goals. That’s why UBC Master of Arts student Julia...
An innovative new project is discovering environmentally friendly ways to keep the campus weed-free. And saving a lot of landscapers from breathing in toxic pesticides or getting bad backs. “This is the control,” explains fourth-year Life Science undergrad Amrit Singh Sidhu, using a wooden ruler to...
UBC Students Elin Tayyar (International Relations/Economics) and Justin Ritchie (Materials Engineering) put together a short video to redefine economic progress including scenes from campus and an interview with SCARP professor Bill Rees for the OECD's 50th Anniversary Video Challenge . The video...

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