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Grounds environmental

The Grounds services division is committed to supporting the objectives of the university's Sustainability Action Plan. Through the use of sustainable practices, we're reducing our environmental impact and helping to sustain UVic's natural landscapes.

Who can use this service?

  • Faculty
  • Staff

How do I request or access this service?

Service areas

Grounds and turf, horticulture and public works

Other sustainable practices include:

  • a computerized irrigation control system to decrease potable water use
  • sustainable transportation options, including electric fleet vehicles and bicycles
  • bio-swales, rain gardens and green roofs to manage stormwater run-off
  • environmentally friendly fertilizer and snow and ice control products
  • native plants in new landscape installations
  • integrated pest management (IPM) approaches
  • planting drought-tolerant plants to minimise water usage