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.
BLOOD MONEY AT UVIC?
May 16th, 7 to 9 PM, Bob Wright B150
Film and speakers discuss social and environmental issues associated with Canadian companies gold mining in Guatemala and implications for Goldcorp's recent donation to UVic. See Facebook for more info.
AN EVENING WITH RICHARD WALKER, FOOD FORRESTER
May 17th, 7 PM, Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Galdstone Avenue
Permaculture BC hosts talk and discussion on the value of food forests. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at door. More info on website.
CYCLING SAFETY SEMINIAR
May 23rd, Noon to 1 PM, David Strong C108
Free, including light lunch, safety seminar for new and experienced cyclists on the rules of the road with tips to make your ride as safe and enjoyable as possible. Please RSVP to email@example.com or call 721-6678.
PURSUING THE WILD: THE SICHUAN BOTANICAL EXPEDITION
May 23rd, 7 PM, David Lam Auditorium, MAC A144
Friends of Finnerty Gardens present an evening of botantical discovery in China in search of new species of rhododendrons, shrubs and perenials. See website for tickets and more information.
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 morning celebration station, May 28th, 7:30 to 9:30 AM at the Fountain
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!