Roots on the Roof- Summer Solstice Event

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… Read more

Involvement Opportunity!

We are looking for two students to sit on the Sustainability Projects Fund Committee for the 2016-2017 year! 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! Position Description:… Read more

HUB’s Bike to Work Week: May 30 – June 5, 2016

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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 Bike Hub 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!

Outdoor Grasshopper Project- Dominique Goulet

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… Read more

UBC Formula Electric Team Update

It has been a time of exciting transformation for the UBC Electric Car Club. The team has been rebranded as UBC Formula Electric ( to bring renewed drive and focus. The team has seen excellent growth over the past semester and continues to promote electric vehicles with passion! Even in this time of exciting transformation, the UBC Formula Electric team… Read more

Emerging Green Builders Workshops & Documentary Screenings

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… Read more

Student Sustainability Networking Event

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… Read more

Spring 2015 Lecture Series: Water & Society

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… Read more