“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
The road to Fuel Cell Vehicle production by 2015
Significant growth and developments have been taking place in the fuel cell automotive world. Today there are 8 major automotive OEMs that have announced the production of fuel cell vehicles some as early as 2015.
Date: October 17th, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: CHBE rm. 101
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: www.transportation.ubc.ca
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
When: 5p to 7p on Thursday, October 20, 2011
Where: C680 – HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street
(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: www.pics.uvic.ca/
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
– Desktop and Laptop computers
– monitors (LCD and CRT)
– computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, cables)
– printers and fax machines
– printer cartridges
The Clean Energy Research Center will be hosting a seminar by Professor Cockroft entitled: UBC Living Lab, Powering UBC’s Future. The talk will focus on UBC’s partnerships with the clean energy sector to reduce GHG emissions including discussion of the Nexterra-UBC Bioenergy Gasification Demonstration Project.
Date: October 31st, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: CHBE rm. 101
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
John Robinson, Executive Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative, cordially invites you to a groundbreaking conference, November 3 – 5, 2011. It will explore the ways in which we can advance debates, technologies, discoveries, and instruction that support a sustainable future, and will celebrate the opening of CIRS — Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability. Register Here