On Friday, June 24th from 5:30-7:30pm, Roots on the Roof will be hosting a summer solstice event to celebrate the summer, the sun, and the wonderful start to our growing season!
They invite you to join them in celebrating their beautiful space through an evening of free food, activities, music, and all-round good vibes! There’ll be salad and dressing making…
We are looking for two students to sit on the Sustainability Projects Fund Committee for the
Do you want to have a say in where your money is going? Are you curious about what projects are being funded by the SPF? Do you want experience sitting on an AMS committee? Then this position is for you!
Learn to love your commute and enjoy the fresh air by biking to work!
HUB’s Bike to Work Week is providing a communal effort to significantly reduce transportation emissions while burning calories at the same time. Register on
for free to be eligible to win one of 5 new bikes, or a trip to Amsterdam, courtesy of KLM.
Visit over 60 celebration stations for free coffee, snacks, route maps, and tune-ups, all across Metro Vancouver!
At the beginning of the year, we held a track day for the team to learn more about the cars as well as seeing them in action. The team booked a nearby lot to take the cars for a spin on a sunny Vancouver day. We were able to showcase our running cars to our new members on this day…
Edible insects, a delicious and nutritious superfood, are becoming a lot more popular in Western cultures. Many species can be farmed with much less land, water and feed compared to other larger livestock (e.g. cows) and they emit minimal greenhouse gases. Raising grasshoppers in colder climates is usually done in climate-controlled areas indoors with the highest inputs being heat, fresh…
The UBC Emerging Green Builders LEED and Living Building Challenge Workshop was a 1.5 hour introductory workshop to these two green building systems. Following the presentations, 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. Our mentors worked with these groups to guide…
The Sustainability Networking Event was a Thrive week initiative by two Sustainability
Ambassadors, Soohyun Kim and Ayumi Imaizumi. The event was held in BC Hydro Theater in
CIRS building from 12:00pm to 1:30pm and included a free hot lunch. It was open to students,
faculty and community members whom were already deeply involved in sustainability initiatives
on campus or whom…
Water is one of the most versatile resources available in our society. We drink it every day in
order to stay healthy. We use it for cooking and cleaning. We use it in industries ranging from
farming to the manufacturing of electronics. Over the coming decades, water management will
become an increasingly important topic, as the global population continues to…
Since the initial announcement of the 2015 federal election, climate advocacy group UBCC350 has been tirelessly organizing to start a climate voting storm among UBC students. Knowing that this election would be crucial in re-establishing Canada as a climate leader, students, faculty and staff of UBCC350 hit the ground running to do all that we could to promote the vote…