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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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Action Teams
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Featured events

 AT UVIC:

SACRED ECOLOGY
Monday February 23rd, 6:30PM
University of Victoria Chapel
Join the UVic Chaplan for an introduction to the practices of sacred ecology, every Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm (except Family Day). Engage in an ecologically sensitive spirituality for these times, and explore an emerging worldview that integrates the wisdom of spiritual traditions, science and systems theory, eco-psychology, deep ecology and our own local skills and knowledge. See the UVic events page for more details.

THE RIGHT TO FOOD

Wednesday, February 25th, 12:00PM
Cornett A wing: Room 128
In this PEA Lunchtime Seminar presentation Dr. Trevor Hancock will argue that BC should proclaim food to be a fundamental human right and adopt a Food First strategy, guaranteeing the right to food, particularly for children.

UVIC CYCLING CLUB TUNEUP DAY!
Wednesday February 25,  9:30PM to 4:30PM
Petch Fountain
Drop by with your bike and the UVic Cycling Club will provide a quick tuneup!

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION VOLUNTEER EVENT ON MILL HILL
Saturday Februrary 28th, 9:45am
The Greater Victoria Green Team will be removing Scotch Broom from the rare and unique Garry Oak habitat. Mill Hill contains the highest concentrations of rare plants in the province. RSVP on the Green Team Meetup site. Meeting spot is the parking lot at Mill Hill.

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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