Students living in UBC residences can be Water Wise by reducing their shower time to 5 minutes. This simple action can save precious water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Students living in UBC residences can be Water Wise by reducing their shower time to 5 minutes. This simple action can save precious water from going down the drain and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from water heating.
Join the competition
Drop by a Water Wise booth in your residence and connect with one of our Sustainability Champions to learn more about the campaign.
Take the 5-minute pledge for a chance to win great prizes.
- Six $50 gifts available for lucky residents
- For residents of Place Vanier, Totem Park, Orchard Commons, and Walter Gage, the group with the most pledges per population (%) wins a pizza party and gets crowned "Water Wise Group of the Year".
What is the purpose of the Water Wise campaign?
The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of the sustainable choices students in UBC residences can make. When students work together to be Water Wise they will make a big impact in reducing UBC’s water and energy consumption.
What are the long-term goals of this campaign?
The Water Wise campaign aims to support UBC’s long term Climate Action Plan to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050. This is a great opportunity for students living in residence to get involved and help UBC reach its goals by taking shorter showers.
How will this campaign measure energy and water savings?
UBC residence buildings contain energy and water metering, which will be used to help determine overall savings as the result of student efforts in this campaign.
Who are the Sustainability Champions?
The Sustainability Champions are student volunteers that support the Sustainability in Residence program.