Sweater Week 2016 – Sweater Drive, Prizes, and Treats!

It’s that time of year again! The Centre for Sustainability is excited to be presenting Sweater Week again, from February 1st to 5th. What is sweater week? Well, it’s an international event that was put forth originally by the World Wildlife Fund. Sweater week encourages people around the globe (particularly in the Northern Hemisphere) to […]

Garbage on the Green results and Last out? Lights off!

We’ve had a busy semester here at greenUFV. From assisting in coordinating Feeding 9 Billion to our garbage audit, we’ve been kept on our feet.   Garbage On the Green: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly The waste audit was the first of its kind at UFV. Waste was collected from the Abbotsford campus […]

Abbotsford Student Union Building Undergoes LEED Gold Certification

When designing a new building, so many things need to be considered. Location, design, cost, and functionality are some of the important ones. In the past, sustainability was not a consideration. Now, however, it is something that many architects pride themselves on being able to incorporate into their plans. UFV’s new Student Union Building is […]

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 […]