Sustainability at UVic

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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Community Garden

Summer is coming.

Apply to get a plot at the Community Garden!

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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.

Sustainable transportation

Bike stand

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

Waste reduction

Waste reduction

UVic waste reduction wants you to sort it out. Found out more here:

Events

POLAR BEARS II: POLAR BEARS IN SUMMER/FALL
Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00PM
Polar bears are remarkably resilient to changing climate: they've survived a multitude of past climate shifts, some of inconceivable magnitude. These lectures will teach you some little-known facts about Polar bears and their arctic sea ice habitat, with some historical context. See the UVic site to sign up for attendance. Hosted by Continuing Studies.

RISKY BUSINESS: IDENTIFYING PRIORITIES FOR ECOSYSTEM-BASED OCEAN MANAGEMENT
Monday, April 27th, 7:30 PM
Frasier Room159
A biologist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada will speak about the ongoing work within the department to develop research and monitoring plans for Marine Protected Areas and Large Ocean Management Areas.

WE NEED TO BE CARBON NEGATIVE, NOT CARBON NEUTRAL
Friday, May 1st, starts at 8:30 am
Engineering Computer Science Room 125
This day long workshop is the 3rd annual IESVic Alumni Workshop will serve as a venue for participants to discuss energy systems, the state of the world and technology. Registration is $40 for all sessions and $100 to attend the banquet at the University Club the night of May 1st.

VICTORIA CYCLING ADVENTURES HORTICULTURE RIDE
Saturday, April 25th, 10:00AM
Ride begins at Caffe Fantastico, 810 Humboldt Street
Join UVic’s Don Fleming for a 25 km meander on a mid-Spring day around some of Victoria’s best gardens with a stop at each for a walk about and a brief presentation from Don. Bring a picnic lunch. More info on the following Meetup site.

CELEBRATING THE SALISH SEA
Saturday, April 25th, 6:00PM
Raincoast Conservation Foundation - 206-2506 Beacon Ave, Sidney
Join Raincoast Conservation Foundation for an evening of science and inspiration to celebrate the Salish Sea. Speakers include Adam Olsen of Tsarlip First Nation, a keynote address from Elizabeth May and Raincoast biologist, Misty MacDuffee. See the Facebook event for more details

4TH ANNUAL CREATIVELY UNITED FOR THE PLANET EARTH WEEK FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 25th, 12:00PM
English Inn, 429 Lampson St., Esquimalt
This free, all-ages community event features local food, 35 local musical acts, 60 innovative displays, electric assist bicycle test rides, electric vehicles, world-class photography, films, children's activities, art and afternoon tea! Yoga and an organic dinner garden party with a jazz trio and concert. Full program on the Creatively United website.

OUR ECOVILLAGE 2015 YOUTH CONVERGENCE
Saturday April 25th and Sunday 26th
OUR Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake
Co-facilitation by The Inclusive Leadership Co-Operative. Join with a friend or bring your entire high school class. $40–$75. To learn more see their website or email: info@ourecovillage.org 250.743.3067

THE POLITICS AND ECOLOGY OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTESM
Sunday, April 26th, 7:00PM
843 Fort Street, Victoria
Ken Wu, Executive Director of the Ancient Forest Alliance, and featuring Lysiane Chagnon Fontaine, researcher and writer for MASS (The Majority for a Sustainable Society) present an opportunity to learn about the ecology and relevant policies of BC's old-growth forests and Canada's most endangered ecosystems. Organized by the West Coast Greens. See the Facebook event site for more details.

Nominate a staff sustainability champion

Do you work with someone who is making a special effort to promote sustainability in the workplace and/or across campus? A call for nominations for the UVic Staff Sustainability Champion Award 2015 is now open!

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