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Check out the list of ways to get involved and take action on climate change

Become a Power of You Volunteer: Join the UBC Okanagan network of volunteers leading sustainability related campaigns in campus offices, labs and residences. More information
Refer to UBC’s Sustainable Purchasing Guide when purchasing goods and services. More information
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. More information
Learn how:  UBC Okanagan is addressing climate change through key sustainability plans and guidelines. Whole System Infrastructure Plan establishes long-term goals and provides a framework to support the sustainable development of the campus’ built and naturalized environments. Integrated Rainwater Management Plan was designed to responsibly manage the rainwater that falls on campus, modelled for future climate change. Climate Action Plan 2030 establishes a course of actions to accelerate the reduction of core operational emissions and everyday activities including: commuting, food, waste and business air travel.
Follow UBC’s climate emergency response through livestreams of Board of Governors Sustainability & Committee Action Committee Meetings and via the Climate Emergency website. More information
Take a guided or self-lef campus sustainability walking tour
Connect with the Climate Hub at UBC via UBCO: ere 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.
Learn more about way you can Take Action from the Climate Atlas of Canada
Become a Power of You Volunteer: Join the UBC Okanagan network of volunteers leading sustainability related campaigns in campus offices, labs and residences. More information
Working 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.
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.
Learn more about upcoming events.
Join the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) online community. SIGN-UP using your @ubc.ca email and start connecting.
Consider cycling, carpooling, or taking transit – try the ProPASS and get a discount on your monthly bus pass. You can also try an e-bike! When you arrive, there are end-of-trip facilities, including showers, secure bike blockers, and bike racks. Learn more about Active Transportation
Participate in any one of our campus campaigns that focuses on energy use, water conservation, waste reduction and more.
Learn how to sort out your waste with UBCO’s current waste streams.
Learn more about ways you can Take Action from the Climate Atlas of Canada.
Become a Power of You Volunteer: Join the UBC Okanagan network of volunteers leading sustainability related campaigns in campus offices, labs and residences. More information
Sign up for a climate-related course. UBC Okanagan offers a number of sustainability-related courses. You can even complete a Bachelor of Sustainability degree.
Explore involvement offerings from the UBC Okanagan Student’s Union clubs & associations and upcoming events. Propose a new sustainability-related student club!
Apply for a Community Impact financial award to pursue your passion and pay it forward in your community.
Learn more about upcoming events.
Consider cycling, carpooling, or taking transit – use your UPASS – to arrive at campus. Try an e-bike! When you arrive, there are end-of-trip facilities, including showers, secure bike blockers, and bike racks. Learn more about Active Transportation
Participate in any one of our campus campaigns that focuses on energy use, water conservation, waste reduction and more.
Learn how to sort out your waste with UBCO’s current waste streams.
Learn more about ways you can Take Action from the Climate Atlas of Canada.
Working 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.
Join the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) online community. SIGN-UP using your @ubc.ca email and start connecting.
Read the AASHE Welcome Guide for students. It provides you with materials to support your campus sustainability leadership, promote AASHE membership to others at your institution, and develop and prepare you to enter the workforce.