We aim to share what we learn on campus through meaningful engagement activities with partners across our region, and with universities around the world. Sign up for UBC Sustainability’s Newsletter, see our list of other sustainability newsletters at UBC, and explore the world of sustainability at UBC.

Search for new Academic Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Federal investment will help UBC further 'smart city' ambitions

Climate Change & Energy

UBC holds inaugural Sustainable Fashion Week

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources
Production, Consumption & Waste

UBC Sustainability Scholar lays groundwork for an anti-Black racism strategy in Vancouver

Human Well-being & Social Systems


Sign up for UBC Sustainability’s Newsletter to be the first to find out about sustainability-related events, courses, research, internships, funding, volunteering, and other opportunities.

More News

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...
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...