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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

AT UVIC:

WOULD YOU LIKE CARBON OR CHIMPS WITH THAT?
Friday November 28th, 2:45 to 5:00pm
David Turpin Building B215
A Lecture by Geography Post-doc: Tropical rainforests are home to more than half the planet’s biodiversity – and millions of people depend on them for their livelihoods.  But human activities, like logging and farming, destroy or degrade huge areas of tropical rainforest each year. Restoring these lands is critical to conserving biodiversity and providing ecosystem services, but ecosystem restoration can be difficult, expensive, and slow. This talk will explore how past and present human activities in Uganda’s Kibale National Park affect rainforest, wildlife, and people.

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
Sunday November 28th, 7:00 to 9:00pm
UVic Farquhar auditorium
Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the University of Victoria at 7 PM on Sunday, November 30. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. Tickets can be purchased here

CREATING A BLUE DIALOGUE WEBINAR SERIES
Monday December 1st 9:00 to 10:30 am
Online registration is now full, but interested readers can contact Raluca Hlevca for details about the on-campus viewing at the Centre for Global Studies
In this webinar, Eli Enns (ICCA Consortium/POLIS Project), Nadia Joe (First Nations Fisheries Council), and Merrell-Ann Phare (Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources) will discuss the critical need for and importance of co-governance of water and watersheds with First Nations. The speakers will describe successful examples, emerging opportunities for change, and what conditions or frameworks must be in place to ensure co-governance arrangements can really thrive.


COMMUNITY EVENTS:

MASON BEE CLEANING AND OVERWINTERING WORKSHOP
Saturday November 29th 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Compost Ed. Centre--1216 North Park Street
This is a hands on workshop where you will learn how to clean your Mason Bee condo and your Mason Bee cocoons.
Cost: $15 for members $20 for non-members. Link

OAKLANDS WINTER MARKET SATURDAY
Saturday November 29th 10:00am to 4:00pm
Oaklands Community Centre--1-2827 Belmont Avenue
Grab your wellington boots, that favourite wool-knitted sweater (and perhaps a rain coat) and waltz on down to Oaklands Community Centre & the Oaklands Gym for a chance to indulge in all the creative-makings of the beautiful West Coast! Facebook

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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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