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Earth Hour is set to happen March 27, 2010 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m local time. Close to a billion people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to demand action on climate change. Show your support for Earth Hour 2010 by helping UBC power down this weekend. You can participate by:...
A first-of-its-kind bioenergy project at UBC will generate enough clean electricity to power 1,500 homes, reduce the university’s natural gas consumption by up to12 per cent and eliminate up to 4,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year – the equivalent of taking 1,100 cars off the road...
UBC is breaking new ground in sustainability – both figuratively and literally. On January 27, President Stephen Toope announced the creation of an ambitious sustainability initiative at UBC’s Vancouver campus that will promote and unite sustainability efforts in teaching and learning, research and...
“Sustainability is about what kind of world we want to live in,” says UBC’s John Robinson. If so, then the ambitious project he’s leading – the development of the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) – should provide some valuable inspiration. The $37-million building will be...
There’s an air of excitement at UBC as the campus community prepares to welcome athletes and spectators during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and showcase its commitment to sustainability. As an Olympic competition venue, the UBC Thunderbird Arena (also known as the Doug...
Living in beautiful places like Boulder, Colorado and Vancouver has been a priority for Jeff Giffin. Helping to ensure the planet’s beautiful places via wise energy is a priority for his future. One of 25 students currently enrolled in the new Master of Clean Energy Engineering program at UBC,...
With the Vancouver 2010 Olympics on the horizon, we can anticipate a range of media stories in the upcoming weeks highlighting ways that sport is beneficial for society. We will be reminded of victories that brought nations together in support of their teams, and told about sport’s value in...
UBC is among hundreds of leading educational institutions that signed 1990's Talloires Declaration. These institutions pledged to make sustainability the foundation for campus operations, research, and teaching. They're encouraging their faculty, staff, and students to factor ecological, social,...
Each year, more than one million tonnes of wood pellets – made of waste wood from B.C. forests – are shipped to Europe to meet a growing demand for a clean-burning biofuel. Composed entirely of compressed sawdust or forest residues, wood pellets generate far fewer emissions than conventional...
The unsightly mounds of rock waste surrounding most metal ore mines have long been a source of environmental concern. However, a team of UBC researchers is investigating the potential of these “mine tailings” to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, enabling individual mines to contribute to...

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