Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability
Finding new and creative solutions
At the University of Victoria, we strive to model sustainability -- applying ingenuity to find new and creative solutions and practices that can serve as examples for others.
This website is designed to be a hub for sustainability-related information on the University of Victoria campus. We invite you to explore our green initiatives on the ground, in the classroom and in our research activities. Connect with student groups, learn tips to reduce your impact in the office or lab, and find out how you can get involved.
Our work is guided by the Sustainability Action Plan: Campus Operations, 2009-2014. Check it out to find out more about our vision, goals and priority action areas.
The recently released Progress Report on The Sustainability Action Plan provides an update on how we're doing so far in achieving our main sustainability goals.
INTRODUCTION TO COB BUILDING
May 25th, 9 AM to 5 PM, Royal Roads University
Introduction to cob building history, applications and techniques. More info on website.
BIKE TO WORK WEEK
May 27th to June 2nd, around the CRD. UVic events include:
- UVic morning celebration station, May 28th, 7:30 to 9:30 AM at the Fountain
- Lunchtime BBQ with meat and veggie burgers, plus trivia and prizes, pluscycling updates on campus and around the region, May 29th, noon in the MJ Room in the SUB
- UVic afternoon celebration station, May 30th, 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Fountain
Week to celebrate the many benefits of cycle commuting and to encourage new riders with the support of colleagues. Lots of individual and team prizes to be won. Register your team on the BTW website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
FIRST NATIONS RENEWABLE ENERGY FORUM
May 29 to 30th, First Peoples House
4th annual conference on opportunities for First Nations in renewable power. Contact email@example.com for more info.
STRAW BALE BUILDING
June 8th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road
ASRi hosts Chris Magwood for a talk and book launch of the Straw Bale Alternative Solutions Resource. Tickets and information on website here.
WORLD YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT
Sept 16th to 20th, Leuphana University, Germany
Sustainability coordinators at the University of Victoria talk about UVic's comprehensive approach to creating and maintaining a sustainable campus, including recycling, transportation and green building initiatives.
UVic's Waste Reduction Coordinator, Nadia Ariff, describes the waste audit she led with students.
UVic first Local Community Market, October 24, 2012, a huge success!