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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:

MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE: THE DUTY TO ACCEPT NOVEL ECOSYSTEMS.
Tuesday, November 18th 11:30am-12:50pm

David Turpin Building B255
Free lunch hour lecture

SHADOW JAMS WITH JULIE GENNAI
Tuesday, November 18th at 5:00pm

VIPIRG - Student Union Building, B120 & B122, Victoria, British Columbia
Using an overhead projector, we’ll explore the work and play of what it means to be a radical. Come with ready hands. The Art of Resistance: A Workshop Series on Creative Communication #4

OCEANS, CARBON AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Tuesday November 18th, 7:00-9:00pm at UVic.

This session will provide an introduction to the carbon cycle, focusing on the behavior of carbon in oceans. See the Continuing Studies website for details and registration.<

DIRECTLY AFFECTED: A FILM BY RAINCOAST CONSERVATION FOUNDATION.
Wednesday November 19th, 7:00pm

UVic Bob Wright Centre, B150
The voices and stories of people affected by the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project. From First Nations to Burnaby homeowners, and Chilliwack fishermen to Gulf Islands residents, the film tells how we are all directly affected. Free. http://www.raincoast.org/directly-affected/  

THE COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY BOOK LAUNCH November 20th 3:30-5:00pm
Room B135, Cornett Building, UVic
Authors and water experts Robert Sandford, Deborah Harford, and Jon O’Riordan will be in Victoria for the launch of their new book published by Rocky Mountain Books. Panelists will explore new views related to the environment, equity, social justice, the relevance of Indigenous traditional and local knowledge, and the economic and physical effects of a changing climate.
RSVP: cfgsworkstudy@uvic.ca

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

E-BIKES, ELECTRIC ASSIST BIKES AND TRANSPORTATION POLICY
Wednesday, November 19th, 12:00-1:00 PM

2440 Sidney Avenue, Sidney
Bring your lunch and join us for a networking event and local screening of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals' webinar, ‘E-bikes, Electric Assist Bikes and Transportation Policy’. Partipate by webinar any location – please visit APBP for more information on costs and registration.
RSVP: jblack@crd.bc.ca

ENERGY AND BUILDINGS: THE BEST WAYS TO GET THE MOST ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS
Monday, November 17th 7:00-8:30pm

First Metropolitan Church, located at 932 Balmoral Road
This is the next installment of the BC Sustainable Energy Association’s Energy and the Next Federal Election speaker series. This talk will feature Andrew Pape-Salmon from RDH on energy efficiency.

WANTED: TEMPERED RADICALS – CHANGING ORGANIZATIONS FROM WITHIN.
Wednesday November 19th, 9:00am-5:00pm Royal Roads University

Discover a spectrum of innovative ways to "rock the boat" from inside the corporate ship and steer toward powerful, positive and sustainable change. Led by Colleen McCormick. Royal Roads Studies: $195 + GST. 250-391-2513.

JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY
Wednesday November 19th,
7:00pm (Doors at 5:30)
Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St The CRD, reFUSE, and Open Cinema bring you this award-winning documentary on Food Waste. The doc will also be streamed online and at other locations! Find out more on Facebook

FANTASY ISLANDS: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN CHINA AND BEYOND
Thursday November 20th, 7:30-9:00pm

Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates. Dr. Julie Sze charts how climate change discussions align with US fears of China's ascendancy and the related demise of the American Century, and she considers the motives of financial and political capital for eco-city and ecological development supported by elite power structures in the UK and China. www.TheCityTalks.ca

RESILIENT REGION EXCHANGE - GREATER VICTORIA BREAKFAST SERIES MEET-UP
Friday November 21st, 8:00am
Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift Street, Victoria
Meetup
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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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