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This article by Dorothy Woodend originally appeared in The Tyee on 6 November 2019. Fashion is a monster. But there’s no easy way to tame this beast. The University of British Columbia recently wrapped up Sustainable Fashion Week with a bevy of events including a clothing swap, repair café and...
This week, we speak to Katy Ho, a 4th-year UBC Sauder student and Founder of Attire Media, who will be hosting the 'Fashion for Good' Panel Discussion as part of Sustainable Fashion Week Oct 28-30 . Find out more about the events and RSVP today. What does Sustainable Fashion mean to you? Put simply...
This week, we speak to Tim Herron, Events & Engagement Manager at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) and organizer of UBC Sustainability's inaugural Sustainable Fashion Week Oct 28-30 . Find out more about the events and RSVP today. What does Sustainable Fashion mean...
The Research to Action conference on the September 26 was a great success for all involved. The event took place across the CIRS building and was an important day for showcasing the hard work of UBC’s Sustainability Scholars Program from the past year. The event marked the 10 year anniversary of...
During #climatestrike week, we’re taking stock of the climate action work we’ve done so far, and challenging ourselves to understand how we can be more effective and have greater impact through our climate action commitments. #climatestrike week highlights the crisis we are in. Global carbon...
Malcolm Shield participated in the first cohort of the Sustainability Scholars Program during the summer of 2010. Since then, he has leveraged his Scholars experience to play a key role supporting cities both internationally and locally to accelerate their climate action planning and policy...
S3i Sustainability Research Fellow and student Laura Chen reflects on her experience as an attendee.​ In 2018, UBC joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) to activate climate action within regional communities. Along with 18 other leading North American universities, UBC will act as an...
This article by Derrick Penner originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 20 August 2019. The University of B.C. is going to spend $20.4 million to expand a wood-waste-burning energy plant, with $7.6 million in federal help, to cut natural-gas use and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. UBC built its...
In this episode of Planet Potluck, Grace chats with Nina and Uma, teen climate activists in Vancouver, British Columbia, about speaking at City Hall, centering justice and intersectionality in the climate movement, and discovering the courage to speak up. They talk about how the movement has been a...
This article by Henry Anderson originally appeared in The U byssey on 26 July 2019. President Santa Ono announced that UBC will receive $5.8 million from the Government of Canada for green energy projects on campus. On Tuesday, Ono held a press conference with Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s minister of...

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