Welcome to AMS Sustainability.

This year’s edition of the power strip project was operated according to plan, on time and within budget. A total of 238 power strips were handed out and the program grew over 50% from last year. Marketing and awareness efforts were coordinated with resident advisors along with the “Aim to Sustain” campaign to better prepare students for a lifetime of energy consciousness.
 
The UBC Farm Seed Hub is the place where production, education, research & development, and community converge.  The project was initiated in 2012 under the guidance of a UBC Land and Food Systems directed studies and is today an integrated part of the The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm.

UBC Chem-E-Car’s vehicle “Plastic Metals” at competition at Washington State University, April 2014. Many of the parts were fabricated using 3D printing by UBC Rapid. The water bottle holds the competition required payload. A shiny loonie is placed on the electronics for good luck.

 
The UBC Farm Seed Hub is the place where production, education, research & development, and community converge.  The project was initiated in 2012 under the guidance of a UBC Land and Food Systems directed studies and is today an integrated part of the The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm.

UBC E-Racing modifies and tests an electrically converted 1984 Reynard Formula Ford car. The team is dedicated to exploring the capabilities of electric vehicles. The goal is to push the limits of what can be accomplished with electric power: electric cars can be exciting, fast, and an adrenaline rush to drive.

Botanical Garden Stormwater Management: Conducting a set of on-site experiments to measure the stream flow in West Creek and Rock Creek in order to calculate the total amount of stormwater that can be collected to reduce the irrigation demands on campus.
Our Mechanical Engineering team, designing and building the pedal powered charging station for the Nest, toured the building to finalize their designs.

Read more about their project, and others, on our Blog page.

Nothing special... just a Citypod Urban Composter transforming organic waste into very useful, awesome compost!

Up and running just in time for Halloween!

Presenters, speakers and narrators at the Spiritual Ecologies and New Cosmologies Convergence.
It was the 24th day of February, the first day of classes after reading break. All was calm (and drowsy) on campus until students clad in bright green began cropping up everywhere. It was a curious sight indeed. Some were carrying freshly baked granola bars from Agora Café and vegan brownies from Sprouts and others were with banners and speakers. There was every sign of a party in the air. Then at midday at the SUB, music erupted and the green helpers (Sustainability Ambassadors) broke into huge smiles – the UBC Sustainability Fair had officially begun!
The UBC Emerging Green Builders LEED and Living Building Challenge Workshop was a 1.5 hour introductory workshop to the two green building systems. Following the presentations given by an architect and engineer, both of whom work everyday with these systems, students were supplied with a site map of two UBC Vancouver Campus buildings. Students were challenged with making these buildings ‘LEED’ and Living Building Challenge Certified.

What happens to the food that doesn’t make it to your mouth? That bit of leftover pizza you were too full to finish, the moldy zucchini that died in your fridge or the peels of the veggies for your delicious stir-fry? Where does it all go?
It becomes compost!

What do you want to learn about today?

Find out about the team, and come talk to us in room 3125 of the Nest:

Where’s that, you ask…

AMS-Sustainability-Room-in-Nest