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

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


Starts Tuesday March 24th, 10:00 AM
Everyone is invited. Various events from March 24 – 27, including “Puppy Playtime” on Wednesday. Facebook link

Friday, March 27th, 10:00 AM
Petch Fountain
This event put on by the UVic Res Sustainability Community will include live music, booths about sustainable living, ecofriendly prizes, and prizes.

Friday, March 27th, 2:45 PM
David Turpin Room B215 The Cascades Carnivore Connectivity Project represented a collaboration of researchers and volunteers working to scientifically evaluate habitat connectivity for carnivores in the North Cascades Ecosystem. See the UVic event site for more details.

Wednesday, March 25th, 11:00 AM
1701 Douglas Street - The Hudson Building <br/ >Come try some local eateries. Purchase locally grown and produced foods at the Victoria public market at the Hudson downtown. Local farmers and food producers put on a proud display to tempt every appetite. Website.

Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 PM
843 Fort Street - West Coast Greens Space
Open Cinema and the West Coast Greens are hosting a documentary of the Canadian government's use of security certificates. Suggested donation is $10; popcorn; live Q&A feed from filmmakers afterwards. A timely documentary regarding Bill C-51 discussion. Check out the Facebook Event (Please come, share event, or use hashtag #ST5film)

Saturday, March 28th, 1:00 PM
Prospect Lake Community Hall
UVic Geography is looking for volunteers to help with a community mapping event, hosted by Evergreen and the Friends of Tod Creek Watershed. We hope to gather peoples stories, photos, what they value and cherish in the watershed creating a community map that speaks about changes to the Tod Creek Watershed Landscape overtime and informs and guides the future.

2014 traffic survey

The 2014 traffic survey report shows that the travel modes of transit, pedestrians, vehicles with passengers and cyclists account for approximately 60% of all trips to and from UVic.

Sustainability Action Plan: Campus Operations, 2014-2019

The new UVic Sustainability Action Plan: Campus Operations, 2014-2019 is now finalized.

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