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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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UVic has recently received a Gold rating in the Sutainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). View the final report here.

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Featured events


EVENTS

ENVIRONMENTAL WOMEN IN ACTION FOR DEVELOPMENT (EWAD): UGANDA WITH MARGARET TUHUMWIRE
Jul 22nd, 2:30 PM -4:30 PM, Sedgewick building, Rm C168, UVic.
Margaret Tuhumwire will discuss EWAD’s projects on environmental sustainability, climate change, combating HIV/AIDS, education, artesianal mining and more. More info at the UVic Event listing. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jennifer Swiftjswift@uvic.ca.

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ABOUT THE KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE
Jul 24th, Tsartlip Administration Building, #1 Boatramp Road, Brentwood Bay
The Tsartlip First Nation is inviting all interested parties to share information in preperation for the NEB Hearings for the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project proposed by Kinder Morgan. RSVP at reception@tsartlip.com

MOON WALK GUIDED WALK
Jul 25th, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Coles Bay Regional Park
Take advantage of the low tide during the full moon to learn about sea creatures such as crabs, starfish and the illusive moon snail. Meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot off Inverness Road, off Ardmore Drive. More info on the CRD website.  

TURNING THE TIDE: A PEOPLES' PADDLE FOR THE SALISH SEA
Jul 25th -26th, 7:00 AM-Jul 28th 6:00PM, Southern Gulf Islands.
Multi-day flotilla through the Salish Sea and the Southern Gulf Islands to raise awareness about the health of the marine ecosystem and the threat posed by tarsands and tankers. See the website for more info, and to sign up for events.

ARCHITECTURAL BIKE TOUR
Jul 26th, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Centennial Square
Learn about architecture in the city from a team of architects and designers on a bike tour of about 20 easy kilometres. Meet at the fountain of Centennial Square at 10:00 AM. Bring a lunch. 

OUR ECOVILLAGE PUBLIC TOUR
Jul 26th, 9:45 AM-12:00 PM
Explore OUR Ecovillage and learn about permaculture, natural building, sustainable food production and more. See the website for more info and to register. 

SENSATIONAL SEAWEEDS GUIDED WALK
Jul 26th, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Island View Beach Regional Park. 
Informational walk by a CRD Parks' naturalist introduces the importance of marine algae for humans and the environment. Seaweed tasting optional. Meet in grassy area off Homathko Road.  More info on the website.

TOUR DISASTER
Jul 26th, Topaz Park
Training course put on by the GVCC and Emergency Response Victoria to help cyclists develop the skills to play an important role in emergency response. Cyclists work their way through a series of tasks that could be required in the case of a community-wide emergency. Registration is limited. See the website for more info, and to register. 

VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY: HALIBURTON FARM
Aug 2, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM,  Haliburton farm, 741 Haliburton Rd.
Help support the Haliburton community organic farm, and learn hands on skills in organic gardening. Call 250-658-0758 for more info, or link to thier Facebook page. 

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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