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 […]

UFV’s Computers Are Sleeping Soundly

In the dead of the night (well, more accurately during the late afternoon), members of UFV’s Centre for Sustainability followed the janitorial team around the offices of UFV to see whose computers were left on. The team went out three evenings over three weeks, leaving treats for those who had their computers shut off. The […]

Catching Up With the CFS – Recycle My Cell Results

The Recycle My Cell challenge was a success! We brought in about thirty phones which will be dismantled and sold, with the profits going to charity. Thanks to the Fall 2014 Geography 111 class and Mariano Mapili for the posters and help spreading the word. We are hoping to create a year-round drop off location […]

Centre for Sustainability’s Current and Upcoming Events

Recycle My Cell : October 20-November 21 UFV’s Centre for Sustainability is kicking off the Fall 2014 campaigns with the second annual Recycle My Cell Challenge. This year, the Recycle My Cell challenge is being facilitated by both the Centre For Sustainability¬†and the fall 2014 Geography 111: Environmental Issues & Strategies class. Recycle My Cell […]

B.C Achieves GHG Target

British Columbia has reached its first greenhouse gas emissions reduction target as set out in the Province’s Climate Action Plan. A reduction of 6% below 2007 levels by 2012! For a total look at the story visit the webpage: B.C Achieves!

New Waste Water Treatment Plant in Works

Metro Vancouver is currently working on a new project that plans to turn waste into gas. Known as biogas or biomethane, it is a renewable natural gas that is produced using biomass, which can be anything from manure to yard clippings to human waste water, and anything in between. The new $13 million project is […]

Bike to Work Week Competition

Interested in participating in Bike to Work Week at the end of May? If so, join the UFV team page where you can track your own progress. For every day you ride your bike to work/school you shall receive a ticket. At the end of the event, all tickets will go into a draw and […]