UVic gets top marks for sustainability

UVic receives a perfect score in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges, a publication spotlighting campuses with exceptional commitment to sustainability.

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Campus foodscape zines

Mapping Campus Foodscapes

In a second-year Geography class students were asked: ‘how can you promote food sustainability on campus?’ Students were asked to do a food tour of UVic and then produce a ‘Campus Foodscape Zine’ to explore this question.

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Carbon Neutral Action Report 2014

UVic’s greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by almost 12% in 2014 compared to the previous year, thanks to the many initiatives and activities underway on campus.

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Transportation Options

Green ways to get going. Find out about the various programs UVic offers.

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Waste Reduction's mascot Muggo with friends

Waste Reduction

UVic's Waste Reduction unit wants you to sort it out.

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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.

Reporting on sustainability

Sustainability Action

One of the main roles of our Office is to report on the progress UVic is making on our sustainability commitments.

Follow the yellow bin road contest!

Glass contest

Help UVic name our new yellow glass bin and you could win!

  • $250 gift certificate to Mystic Market!
  • $100 gift certificate to Mystic Market!

Recycling station expansion


Coming January 2016!

More recycling stations in office areas!

Sustainable transportation

Bike stand

UVic is committed to making it easier for students, staff, and faculty to get to campus without their cars.

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SPOKES is UVic's unique bicycle recycling program that gives new life to old bikes.


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See our Sustainability special events page for details on what's happening around campus.

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Happy 1st Birthday BikeMaps.org

Tue, Oct 6 - Victoria City Hall Antechamber, 12:00-1:00 pm. More details at bikemaps.org

Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM) Workshop with Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr

Mon, Nov 9 & Tue, Nov 10 - Oak Bay Hotel. This two-day workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to community-based social marketing and how it is being applied throughout the world to foster sustainable behaviour. Visit CBSM website to register and for more details

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