You don’t need to wait until the CAP 2030 is finalized to start taking action on climate change. Check out the list of ways to get involved as well as the tips from John Madden, the Director of Sustainability and Engineering at UBC’s Campus and Community Planning.
- Refer to UBC’s Sustainable Purchasing Guide when purchasing goods and services.
- Explore funding opportunities for climate action projects on campus. The relevant opportunities for UBCO include the Equity Enhancement Fund, Green Labs Fund, and the Healthy Workplace Initiative Fund.
- Learn how UBC Okanagan is addressing climate change through key sustainability plans and guidelines:
- The Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan establishes long-term goals and provides a framework to support the sustainable development of the campus’ built and naturalized environments.
- The Integrated Rainwater Management Plan was designed to responsibly manage the rainwater that falls on campus, modelled for future climate change.
- Follow UBC’s climate emergency response through livestreams of Board of Governors Sustainability & Committee Action Committee Meetings and via the Climate Emergency website.
- Take a guided or self-led campus sustainability walking tour
- Connect with the Climate Hub at UBC via UBCO: Here are five ways you can connect regardless of location!
- Signup for the UBC Climate Hub newsletter for current news and opportunities to get involved.
- Connect with weekly online, live community chats to build your climate community.
- Follow @climatehububc on Instagram for upcoming climate-related events and opportunities regardless of location.
- Check out the UBC Climate Hub linktree to connect with resources, workshops, and events.
- Check out the UBC Climate Hub website for projects and opportunities.
- Subscribe to the UBC Workplace Sustainability eNewsletter to receive the latest updates on workplace sustainability-related news and campaigns, networking and learning opportunities, cross-campus sustainability highlights from fellow staff members, and tips for integrating sustainable practices into your workplace and routines.
- Become a Power of You Volunteer: Open to all UBC Okanagan employees, join the UBC Okanagan network of volunteers to support behavior change and awareness activities in campus offices, labs and residences.
- Work in a laboratory environment? Participate in UBC’s Green Labs Program, which empowers researchers to reduce the environmental impact of laboratory-based activities by implementing sustainable practices and technologies. At UBC Okanagan join our lab plastics recycling program. or pipet tip box recycling program.
- Learn about upcoming events and initiatives here.
- Sign up for a climate-related course. UBC Okanagan offers a number of sustainability-related courses!
- Explore involvement offerings from the UBC Okanagan Student’s Union Student Clubs and Course Unions.
- Find more ways to get involved here.