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Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability

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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 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.

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Featured events

EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR BEHAVIOUR CHANGE
Oct 20th, 7 to 8:30 PM, First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road
The BCSEA hosts Heather Bauer, behaviour change specialist most recently with the BC Climate Action Secretariat. See BCSEA website for more info.

FUNDRAISER FOR GRACE ISLET RESISTANCEOct 21st, 6 to 10 PM, Lacy Lou's Tapas Lounge, 1320 Broad StreetEvent that includes music, poetry and silent auction to raise money for legal expenses, research, public outread and continuing First Nations presence and activities to protect Grace Islet from development. Contact Meg Tronson, matronson14@gmail.com.

LAKES IN GARRY OAK ECOSYSTEMS
Oct 23rd, 7 to 8:30 PM, UVic Campus
Continuing Studies Restoration Program hosts a public talk about how two local Garry Oak ecosystems with introduced water bodies have created unique spaces for wildlife. See website for more info and to register.

ANOTHER POLITICS: TALKING ACROSS TODAY'S TRANSFORMATIVE MOVEMENTS
Oct 23rd, 4 PM, Clearihue C112
Learn how a new breed of activists are working together to build “another politics,” that combine anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, anti-oppression politics with grassroots organizing among ordinary, non-activist people. Drawing on interviews with organizers across North America, this presentation will explore another politics and distill lessons for building effective, visionary movements. See Facebook for more info.


GREEN MINDS: A WORKSHOP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATORS
Oct 24th 9:30 AM to 4 PM, Cadboro Commons Building, UVic CampusIn this Pro-D workshop—offered jointly by UVic and the CRD—you’ll have an opportunity to meet and network with local environmental educators, and talk about the best ways to empower elementary-aged children to be environmentally responsible. $25 earlybird and $35 regular, plus GST. See website for more info and to register.

ANDREW WEAVER TOWNHALL MEETING
Oct 28th, 7 to 8:30 PM, David Turpin (DTB), A120
Join MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head for an update on what's happening in the BC Legislature this fall and ask questions. See Facebook for more details.

ROLLING FORWARD ON CLIMATE
Oct 29th, 7 to 9 PM, Elliott Builidng, Room 167
Join the Wilderness Committee and the UVic Sustainability Project for an informative forum and discussion on climate change in the Salish Sea and proactive solutions for a better future. See Facebook for more info.

REACHING BLUE: FINDING HOPE BENEATH THE SURFACE
Oct 29th, Bob Wright Centre, B150
Screening of documentary film, Reaching Blue: Finding Hope Beneath the Surface, on the health of oceans, followed by panel discussion featuring filmmaker Ian Hinkle, Kate Moran from Ocean Networks Canada, Chris Tollefson from the Environmental Law Cetnre and others. Contact cue@uvic.ca.

Videos

Learn more about sustainability at UVic from our Sustainability Coordinators

UVic is a leader in institutional composting through our relationship with reFUSE

Learn more about the Campus Bike Centre

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See how staff and volunteers came together to create a "green" Congress 2013 conference

Interested in a Green Career? Watch videos from some recent UVic grads with cool green jobs

1. Jill Doucette - Founder, Synergy Enterprises

2. Heather English - Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Action Secretariat, BC Government

3. Matt Greeno - Business Energy Advisor, City Green Solutions

See how UVic is reducing waste on campus

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