Interested in learning more about sustainability? Our events listing and featured events provides plenty of opportunities to get involved in sustainability, both on-and-off campus. If you are looking to highlight your sustainability event on campus, please visit UBC Events and tag your submission "sustainability" related.

What might sea level rise look like at UBC? A new mural in the AMS sustainability corridor offers a glimpse into future possibilities. Join local artists Josianne Assignon and Ana Julia Leon to celebrate the completion of the mural and to learn how...

Sustainability Education Fellows Information Session

Sustainability Photo Pop-Up Exhibition

Climate Change & Energy
Ecological Systems

Plug Yourself into UBC Research: a Series for Undergraduate Students

Climate Emergency Week

Climate Emergency week at UBC seeks to convene and energize communities of climate action at UBC. Join our events, workshops and activities, and take collective action for justice, people, and our planet.

UBC Reads Sustainability

Part book club, part lecture series, and part opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. UBC Reads Sustainability is a forum for students across disciplines to discuss sustainability issues.

SDG Week Canada

SDG Week Canada is a national collaboration featuring workshops, panels, and other interactive programming to increase awareness of and engagement with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on university and college campuses.

Climate Justice Series

In response to the focus on climate justice as part of UBC’s Declaration of a Climate Emergency and recommendations from its Climate Emergency Task Force (CETF) Report the UBC Sustainability Initiative launched the Climate Justice Series, featuring sessions that examine climate justice from various perspectives, locally and globally.

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UBC has saved an amazing $1,000,000 in furniture purchasing costs through its Furniture Reuse Program. A small-but-mighty idea to re-home furniture destined for disposal kick-started a sustainability success story right here on campus. By reusing what is already made (instead of buying new) we can...
When:
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
Location:
CIRS BC Hydro Theatre
A dialogue session for students, staff and faculty interested in wellbeing and climate change topics in classroom settings. Join us for lunch and share your experiences and ideas on how climate change content and wellbeing practices can enhance teaching and learning experiences at UBC. This session...
When:
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:30 to 14:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
The Centre for Law and the Environment’s four-part series , In Their Own Words: Plaintiffs and Their Lawyers Speak About Leading Youth Climate Cases , covers four leading cases from Canada and the US in which youth are demanding climate accountability and action from their government. Each session...
When:
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:30 to 14:00
Photographers and photojournalists have kept us on the edge of our seats for decades as the climate emergency has evolved from “warming” to “crisis” to “boiling point”. In this visual guest lecture, award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker Marina Dodis will talk us through some of the...
When:
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
Join a team volunteers organized by AMS Sustainability to learn about what recycling, food waste, and landfill items fall into the sorting stations inside of the Nest. This waste audit provides a hands-on opportunity for students to help UBC progress towards a zero-waste community. Data collected...
When:
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00 to 15:00
Location:
AMS Nest
*FREE + IN-PERSON* Join award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker, Marina Dodis , to dive deep into iconic imagery depicting the climate emergency. Photographers and photojournalists have kept us on the edge of our seats for decades as the climate emergency has evolved from “warming” to...
When:
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
CIRS BC Hydro Theatre
An intergenerational and interdisciplinary dialogue circle for IBPOC students, faculty, and community members engaged in climate just work to collectively discuss the complexities, challenges, barriers, and lessons of navigating work as IBPOC across Global North and South solidarities. Activities...
When:
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 18:30 to 20:30
Location:
AMS Nest
Dialogue with four UBC researchers investigating the relationship between human action and climate at various scales. Featuring a brief opening by each of the four panelists, followed by individual tables, for smaller group discussion of the topics raised. Panelists include: Cuiyi Fei (Host);...
When:
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 14:30 to 15:20
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
UBC Vancouver is transforming from an energy inefficient and fossil fuel-based campus to one that is highly efficient and powered by renewable energy. The session will provide an update on UBC’s Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP2030), including efforts to reduce UBC’s operational emissions by 85% by...
When:
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
With 1 million animal and plant species threatened with extinction and over 40% of insect species in decline, it is more important than ever to develop sustainable practices and habits to protect our environment. This hands-on workshop will explore the interconnections between sustainable food,...
When:
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location:
AMS Nest

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