Chew On This: A Week of Perspectives on Sustainable Food

  • Monday, Feb. 13 – Thursday, Feb. 16
  • Monday: Business Presentation, IKB Lillooet Room, 4-6pm
  • Tuesday: Local Food Workshop,  IKB Lillooet Room, 4-6pm
  • Wednesday: National Food Security Panel Discussion,  IKB Lillooet Room, 4-6pm
  • Thursday: Global Oxfam’s Hungry For Change Banquet, Thea’s Lounge, Doors at 6pm ($5)
  • Feb. 16-19
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eARTh festival 2012

Common Energy UBC Presents: eARTh 2012, an art festival taking place in Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS – the most sustainable building in North America) from March 9 to April 6. eARTh 2012 aims to bring together students, faculty, staff, community members, and artists to share in learning about sustainability through creative mediums.

Date: Feb 27- Mar 17
Location: CIRS Atrium

The Big Brand Takeover of Sustainability


Vancouver Institute Talk
Date: March 10, 2012
Time: 8:15PM
Place: Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, UBC

Dr. Dauvergne is Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Politics. His research focuses on the politics of global environmental change, including current projects on sustainable consumption and corporate social responsibility. He has published 9 books and over 50 articles. His books include Timber (with Jane Lister), Paths to a Green World (with Jennifer Clapp), The Shadows of Consumption, winner of the Gerald L. Young Award for the best book authored in 2008 in the field of human ecology, Loggers and Degradation in the Asia-Pacific, and Shadows in the Forest, winner of the 1998 Sprout Award from the International Studies Association for the best book in global environmental affairs.

Sustainability Focused International Volunteer Placements

Did you know that UBC offers opportunities for students to gain experience in creating a sustainable future? International Service Learning, offered through Go Global, is a unique program that combines volunteering and hands-on learning in global issues like food security, ecology, and HIV/AIDS prevention. The application deadline for Reading Week and Summer placements is November 20, 2012. Funding is available. For more information visit the Go Global website.

Art With Energy Exibition

A one-night-only group exhibition exploring energy through art of many different disiplines; paintings, performance sculpture, photography, and digital sound installations.

Date: December 15th, 2011
Time: 7-11PM
Location: Great Northern Way Campus (577  G.N.W., Vancouver)
Cost: Entrance by Donation

Harnessing Technological Innovation for a Carbon-free Future

Free Public Lecture #3

Dr. David Wilkinson from UBC and Dr. Elicia Maine of SFU will share their thoughts on “Harnessing Technological Innovation for a Carbon-free Future.” Join us for this climate-solutions discussion on the role new innovative technology can play in a sustainable carbon-free future, and some of the challenges to its commercialization. In some cases, innovative technology can go a long way to addressing political, social, economic, policy and interconnected issues. This event will be moderated by Dr. Paul Evans, Director, Institute for Asian Research, UBC and Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, (PICS) program committee member.

When: Thursday, November 24, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Rm 1300-1500, Segal Graduate School of Business, SFU, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Register: (free of charge and open to the public)

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New Sustainability Course

The world needs change agents fluent in sustainability dialogue and action. Seven profs from Arts, Applied Science, Medicine and beyond want to help you think and act in new ways.

UBC offers new Sustainability 101 course

UBC is launching a new 3-credit introductory course in sustainability that is accessible, multidisciplinary and applied. This innovative new course integrates experiential, self-directed, and team-based learning and has no prerequisites.

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The Clean Bin Project Documentary Screening

The Clean Bin Project is a popular sustainability documentary about two people who took the initiative to successfully live a waste free year!

Want to learn about YOUR environmental impact on Earth (and how to reduce it)? Do you like movies, snacks and prizes? Then come out to the documentary screening of The Clean Bin Project hosted by CUS Sustainability for FREE!
Time: Thursday, November 17 6:00pm- 9:00pm
Location: HA 491 Henry Angus (Sauder Building), UBC

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Official Opening of the CIRS Building

The CIRS (Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability) building is the most innovative and high performance building in North America. The CIRS building goes beyond LEEDS platinum, is a net producer of energy, processes all waste water on site and will sequester more carbon over it’s lifetime than was produced during construction.

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
Address: 2260 West Mall, Vancouver, B.C.

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