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Climate and Sustainability Action Plan

The UVic Climate and Sustainability Action Plan will respond to urgent global calls for action. This new plan will guide UVic’s integrated sustainability practices in every domain while respecting and valuing Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Click the button to learn more about the Plan and future engagement opportunities. 


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UVic signs on to Race to Zero!

UVic has signed on to the Race to Zero campaign, a massive global alliance dedicated to reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, if not earlier. The Race to Zero pledge is a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change-supported global campaign to rally international leadership and support to reach a zero-carbon recovery that prevents future threats and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.

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UVic named as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

The University of Victoria has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the eighth time. This esteemed award acknowledges Canadian employers that create a culture of sustainability, and lead the path to climate action for the rest of the country to follow suit.

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UVic's Sustainability Successes Video!

Sustainability is part of the everyday operations at UVic. We are always looking for new and creative solutions. Watch our video to see some of our accomplishments so far!

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UVic has a STARS Gold Rating in Sustainability!

In 2020, UVic achieved a Gold rating in sustainability for the third time using the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System reporting tool! This is our highest score to date, and reflects UVic's commitment to being a leader in institutional sustainability. 

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Sustainability Action Plan 2020-2021

The Sustainability close-out progress report is coming this Summer 2022! Check back soon to learn about the progress in achieveing our sustainability goals. 

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Sustainability in Action

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.