At UBC, we work together as a community to meet our sustainability goals. Find out some of the ways that you can take part in supporting behaviour change campaigns across campus.

SORT IT OUT

Plastics don’t belong in the food scraps bin. Please do your part and Sort It Out. At UBC, we separate most of our waste into four streams: food scraps, containers, paper and garbage.

Earth Day 2019

Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, has chosen the theme for 2019 of “Protect our Species”. Find out how you can join in.

COOL CAMPUS

We're asking the UBC community to be climate friendly this winter by wearing warmer layers and closing our windows in order to save green house gas energy.

BE WATER WISE

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.

SHUT THE SASH

Fume hoods at UBC consume up to 10 per cent of campus energy due to the large volume of air that needs to be heated or cooled and moved through them. Help save energy and Shut the Sash.

CHILL UP CHALLENGE

Did you know that Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) Freezers operating at -80°C use enough energy to power a single family home? Increase the temperature from -80°C to -70°C and reduce energy use by up to 42%.

SEASONAL SHUTDOWN

Every action counts! This holiday season help save energy as part of UBC’s Seasonal Shutdown, which lowers the temperature in buildings during the winter break to reduce energy use and emissions on campus.

MUGSHARE

Mugshare is an easy-to-use alternative to disposable, single-use coffee cups. It works on a circular sharing model, where mugs can be used time and time again by different people.