What does sustainability look like at UBC in 2034? What will our community look like? How will we teach and learn about sustainability? How has the practice of sustainability transformed the way we work and research?
You are invited to join the conversation and help shape the long-term sustainability strategy for UBC. Your participation is part of an ongoing consultation process with faculty, staff, students and community members.
For Earth Day, we have a special guest post on the HR Blog about what UBC does every single day to promote a more sustainable environment for the UBC community and beyond. Check out how UBC stands out this Earth Day.
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Staff, students, faculty and researchers at The University of British Columbia are engaged in a new conversation on sustainability, one that explores ways in which human activity—rather than trying to do less harm—can actually make things better, for the planet and for people. This dialogue lies at the heart of UBC’s latest video, “Conversations in Sustainability.”
With intimate interviews and engaging graphics, the video explores the University’s efforts to deeply integrate academics and operations and transform the UBC campus into a living laboratory for sustainability.
“One of the most important aspects of what we’ve done at UBC is trying to walk to talk,” says John Metras, Managing Director, Infrastructure Development. “We’ve tried to implement the ideas as opposed to just creating research and ideas.”
In this way, the University’s physical plant has become a societal test-bed in which staff, faculty members, students and partners test, study, teach, apply and share lessons learned, technologies created and policies developed.
The 3-1/2 minute video introduces some of the ways in which UBC, its students and partners are making a difference by taking positive outcomes developed on campus and applying them in the larger world.