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Vincent Chiu, a third-year student in the Department of Psychology and 2016 UBC Sustainability Ambassador, shares how he is enhancing his education through sustainability courses and experiences. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: Hello, my name is Vincent Chui. I am about to enter my third...
Mauricio Lozano, founder of Faculty Brewing Co. and UBC Master of Food Science alumnus talks about his passion for learning about sustainability and how he is working to create a more sustainable brewery. Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Hello, my name is Mauricio Lozano. I am the owner of...
We caught up with Veronika Bylicki, a recent UBC graduate, to find out more about her sustainability education at UBC and what advice she would give to incoming students about getting involved. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: Hello, my name is Veronika Bylicki. I just graduated with a...
When it comes to tamping down on emissions in the building sector, the future is passive. Passive Houses, ultra-efficient dwellings that use a fraction of the energy used to heat regular homes, are increasingly seen as a solution to rising greenhouse gas emissions as cities take the lead on...
As urban centres go, Vancouver is an eco-warrior’s haven. But in terms of hard numbers, according to a new report out of Simon Fraser University, the city doesn’t quite live up to its reputation: it gets only 30 per cent of its energy from renewable sources. That report suggests a two-pronged...
Among the many issues facing regions, nations and the world, urbanization and climate change are at the forefront. In response to those challenges, the 2017 International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) conference, co-hosted by the University of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver,...
As organizations undergo increasing scrutiny for their impact on the environment and the community, sustainability has become a key factor in corporate decision-making and performance measurement. An Accenture-UN Global Compact survey of CEOs found that 97 per cent of CEOs view sustainability as...
Compared to devices that pull carbon from the air , zero-emission vehicles and bargain basement solar panels , zoning policy may not be the most Elon Musk-inspired tool in the fight against climate change. But forcing builders to adhere to energy efficiency policies in exchange for a development...
Canada’s ability to meet its Paris commitments remains uncertain, reported the independent Climate Action Tracker (CAT) Project . At COP 21, also known as the Paris Climate Conference, Canada committed to reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030, or 523 MtCO2e. Even...

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