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GSA Sustainability in Action! Series Event | November 27th

About the GSA Sustainability in Action! Series:

The Geography Student’s Association’s Sustainability in Action! Series seeks to create dialogue amongst students on sustainability related issues, and aims at promoting opportunities for students that pertain to environmental issues.

About the Event:

Our upcoming guest speaker and environmental professional, Phil Casey, is the Social Responsibility Coordinator for Teck Resources Limited – a local mining company. This event will consist of a presentation made by Mr. Casey that highlights his experiences in transitioning from being a University student to becoming an environmental professional, and will end with a Question and Answer period. Interested? Come out!

When? November 27th from 12:30 to 1:30
Where? Room 215d in the Geography Building

Free locally-sourced lunches will be provided!

Sustainability Movie Night | Wednesday, March 21st

The first Sustianability Movie Night will show The Clean Bin Project, will be held on Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00 pm in the CIRS Lecture Hall, and includes a discussion and light dinner (please bring your own container and utensils).

The Sustainability Movie Nights are intended to share ideas of and approaches to sustainability from many perspectives. Through discussions and activities such as potlucks we hope to create a great space for dialogue and the building of solidarity between members of the UBC community.

On our first movie night we will show The Clean Bin Project, an inspiring story of three Vancouverites who set a goal of zero landfill waste for one year. Jenna, Grant, and Rhyannon do not buy any material goods and attempt to live without producing household garbage – and they continue to live their project today! After the movie we will invite everyone to have a meal and to share their ideas and experiences of sustainability with a new friend or a small group. The focus of this movie night will be reducing waste and learning about local, equitable, and simple food. Seven UBC clubs are collaborating to organize this event, and each will prepare a dish to share in a potluck. We will compete to find ingredients that are local, equitable, and have minimal packaging. We will share resources that we have found and hope to learn from your understanding of sustainability. Please join us to take part in watching a film, having discussion, and eating delicious food!

The Sustainability Movie Night is a part of the UBC Sustainability Education Day.

Other events on March 21st include:
Alanna Mitchell author of Sea Sick, will talk at the Ike Barber Learning Centre, Room 182 from 12-2pm. *The place may change to the CIRS Building

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Community of Practice Event. This project helps faculty to integrate sustianability into the curriculum. The event is put on in by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), UBC Sustianability Initiative (USI), and Common Energy UBC.
ngage with art from eARTh, a sustainability art project at CIRS