Walmart Green Student Challenge

“Some of today’s greatest business minds got their big ideas on campus and Walmart Canada believes the next big green leader with the next big green idea could be a student. We know that business can be stronger while also being more environmentally sustainable, so we’re inviting post-secondary students from across Canada to submit their best sustainable business idea to the Walmart Green Student Challenge.The winner will take home $30,000 for themselves, and $30,000 for their school.” Register Here

Winter Biking Workshop

To get ready for the upcoming Winter Bike to Work Week, Transportation Planning is offering a workshop on winter riding in Raincity.

This intermediate-level workshop is perfect for those who ride to work in the summer and are thinking of trying it in the fall or winter. You’ll learn more advanced tips and tricks about biking to work in Vancouver’s winter riding conditions, including:
• Dressing for the weather (staying warm and dry)
• More advanced cycling safety
• Advanced use of your gears
• Cold-weather care for your bike
• Lights and visibility
• Information on UBC specific resources: bike cages, lockers, etc.
• Bike maps and other resources will also be provided

Date: October 19, 2011
Time: 12 noon – 1pm
Location: I. K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 182
Sign Up:

PICS SFU/UBC Fall Lecture Series

Lecture #2: Climate policies for real-world politics

On Thursday, October 20, 2011 Dr. Kathryn Harrison, UBC and Dr. Mark Jaccard, SFU come together to discuss “Climate policies for real-world politics.” Reflect with Mark on critical questions, such as “What do you do when your government knowingly permits investments that prevent it from meeting its promises?” Consult with Kathryn on how the Canadian political system may need to change to address the new global climate reality.

What: “Climate policies for real-world politics” lecture
5p to 7p on Thursday, October 20, 2011
C680 – HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street
Register: This event is free of charge and open to the public, with first come first serve seating.

(Note: Registration is encouraged but not required. By registering on Eventbrite you consent to information about you being stored on a server outside of Canada.)

Live Web Stream:

E-Waste Collection

The Sustainability Club will be collecting department e-waste for responsible disposal through UBC Plant Ops.

Date: Wednesday October5th
Time: Drop off E-Waste in CHBE Atrium before 1:00PM

Accepted Items:
– Desktop and Laptop computers
– monitors (LCD and CRT)
– televisions
– computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, cables)
– printers and fax machines
– CDs
– batteries
– printer cartridges

Bike to Work Week starts Hallowe’en!

Join us with tricks and treats this Oct 31-Nov 6 to celebrate cycling-and inspire your co-workers too!
Bike to Work Week is the event that motivates cyclists new and old to ride to work.  Almost 12,000 people joined us last year. Come be a part of it this fall!
By joining, you enter a fun competition between workplaces-and you’ll be part of creating healthy cycling change for our cities, and for ourselves.   Use our online Tracker to log your commutes, greenhouses gases saved, and calories burned.
Start by getting your team together, and register here. To join the “Chemical and Biological Engineering” team under “UBC”.
BTWW comes with road-side benefits too!
·    Commuter Stations along popular bike routes, with free hot coffee and snacks (UBC commuter station on University Blvd. for 7:30-10:00 on Wednesday)
·    Free bike mechanic services
·    Chances to win daily prizes

Movie Night: Gasland

Date: Wednesday, October 19
: 4:30PM
Place: CHBE, Rm. 202
Popcorn and Pop for $1

It is happening all across America-rurallandowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas.” Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called “fracking”-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.  Website

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