Sustainability

Take part in the Seasonal Shutdown

The time is near for UBC’s Seasonal Shutdown. Send in an energy-saving checklist before winter break for a chance to win prizes.

Simple actions like unplugging electronic equipment and turning off lights can save thousands of dollars each year. Before you leave for the holidays:

  • Switch off electronics
  • Unplug small appliances
  • Turn off the lights
  • Close windows and blinds
  • Report any air or water leaks
  • Shut fume hood sashes
  • Shut down non-essential lab equipment

Help us save energy over this year’s seasonal closure by completing some simple actions and filling out the Shutdown Checklist.

Note: It is recommended to leave water coolers and water filters plugged in over the holidays.

 

Workplace Sustainability Fund applications due March 1

Do you have an idea to increase sustainability in your workplace? Apply for funding from the Workplace Sustainability Fund to help turn your sustainable idea into action. The fund provides up to $1,000 to support workplace sustainability initiatives, and is intended to enable pilot projects and provide seed funding for innovative ideas.

How to apply

  1. Review the Funding Criteria and Guidelines
  2. Complete the Funding Application Form
  3. Submit applications to sc.program@ubc.ca

Learn more and apply by March 1, 2019.