Sustainability at UVic

Transportation Options

Green ways to get going. Find out about the various programs UVic offers.

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Waste Reduction's mascot Muggo with friends

Waste Reduction

Uvic's Waste Reduction unit wants you to sort it out.

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Community Garden

Summer is coming.

Apply to get a plot at the Community Garden!

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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.

Reporting on sustainability

Sustainability Action

One of the main roles of our Office is to report on the progress UVic is making on our sustainability commitments.

Sustainable trasportation

Bike stand

UVic is committed to making it easier for students, staff, and faculty to get to campus without their cars.

Waste reduction

Waste reduction

UVic waste reduction wants you to sort it out. Found out more here:

Events

ISLANDS' SPIRIT RISING: RECLAIMING THE FORESTS OF HAIDA GWAII
Monday, March 30th, 7:00PM
First Peoples House
Join POLIS and the Centre for Global Studies in celebrating and discussing Islands’ Spirit Rising, a book exploring one of Canada’s most contentious land use conflicts and one of its most important models of cultural and ecological renewal. See the UVic Events page for more details.

SEA STAR WASTING SYNDROME
Monday, March 30th, 7:30PM
Fraser Building Room159
The Victoria Natural History Society is bringing in marine naturalist, avid diver, and popular author Andy Lamb to discuss the Sea Star Wasting Syndrome that has impacted various asteroid species throughout the Northeast Pacific. Learn about this devastating disease, and how you can help monitor the situation. UVic Fraser 159, VNHS. See the UVic Events page for more details

LESSONS FROM HAIDA GWAII
Tuesday, March 31st, 12:00PM
David Turpin Building B255
Discuss lessons from Haida Gwaii with Guujaaw, former president of Haida Nation. Guujaaw was at the forefront of battles to protect the land and water of Haida Gwaii. His council filed one of the first Aboriginal tile cases, and advanced Aboriginal Law with its landmark 2004 legal victory on the crowns duty to consult and accommodate First Nations.

EASTER BARN DANCE
Thursday, April 2nd, 8:00PM
Victoria Events Centre
SocialCoast's 4th Annual Easter Ceilidh will be happening this year on Thursday, April 2nd. They are dedicating all of the funds raised at this event to a project that is dear to their heart: the Community Action Bus. The world-renowned ‘Slow Pokes’ will be keeping you on your toes with do-si-dos on the dance floor, while fresh Hoyne beer flows from the bar and tasty Fat Daddy BBQ hits your plate. See the Facebook event for more details;  Tickets available on the Eventbrite website.

Nominate a staff sustainability champion

Do you work with someone who is making a special effort to promote sustainability in the workplace and/or across campus? A call for nominations for the UVic Staff Sustainability Champion Award 2015 is now open!

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