Dude… Do you even compost?

There’s really no excuse not to compost; it takes only half a second to pick the right bin to put your waste into. Here at UFV, compost has historically been a bit of a challenge to coordinate effectively. Many students and staff aren’t aware of what exactly can be composted or might not be aware […]

UFV’s Summer Shutdown

The beautiful weather has been lasting longer than usual, and many of us are looking forward to vacations, whether they are long or short. For those of you with an office at UFV, it’s important to make sure all of the electronics are turned off before you head out. If you’re a student reading this, it’s […]

Bike to Work Week 2015

UFV is excited to join BC’s Bike to Work Week once again! From March 25th to March 29th, ride your bike to UFV and log your commute at https://www.biketowork.ca/fraser-valley. This year, there are lots of great prizes available for participants. Biking is not only great for the environment, but it’s also great for you. It’s a […]

Greening UFV’s first International Conference

  UFV had many events happening at the end of the winter 2015 semester. One of particular note was Reaching Out Together: Connections Through Social Work, a conference which saw approximately three hundred attendees from all over the globe. Conferences, although extremely educationally valuable, are often not very eco-friendly. It can be difficult to coordinate […]

Earth Day 2015

Happy Earth Day everyone! Today is a great day to consider what impact we’ve made on the planet, and how we can help lower it, whether at home, or by participating in large-scale campaigns. Our Earth Day is going to be a simple one. We’ve set up a small nature walk around part of the UFV […]

Networking for a Successful Career

Congratulations to Geography and the Environment and the Career Centre on hosting an amazing Environmental Careers Networking Session last Thursday, March 19th. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet those working in careers related to environmental studies and to ask questions about the job market. Our panelists all had very interesting career backgrouds; everything from […]

UFV’s New UltraSlim Monitors

UFV’s IT team is, as always, working hard to keep things as efficient as possible. Currently, they are in the process of replacing all of the older monitors with the HP 8300 EliteDesk, which is very easy on electricity. In fact, it is Energy Star certified. The HP 8300s are 87% efficient, which is impressive […]

Come Eat with Us

The Garden club has teamed up with the Centre for Sustainability to host a community dinner and dialogue on February 26th, 2015. We’re excited to be offering a delicious vegetarian meal cooked by UFV’s own culinary team in Chilliwack. It will be sourced as locally as possible. The dinner will, of course, be an awesome […]

We Scream For Ice Cream

We had lots of fun this past week spreading the word about the World Wildlife Fund’s Sweater Day. Between the Chilliwack and Abbotsford campus, we gave out more than 400 ice cream bars to people wearing sweaters and jackets. During the week, UFV Abbotsford turned bumped down the buffer zone for thermostats throughout campus by […]

Sweater Week 2015: The Winter that Never Was

  Last year, UFV staff and students participated in the World Wildlife Fund’s Sweater Day event, to raise awareness of the cost savings from turning down the thermostat and putting on a sweater.     This year, UFV will be kicking things up a notch. Sweater Week 2015 will start next week, going from February […]

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