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 […]

Sustainability Focus Group Meeting

The next meeting for the Sustainability Focus Group has been booked and the details (so far) are as follows: Time: 12pm-1pm Location: ABB 133 Date: June 19, 2014 Topic: Sustainability in the Cafeteria (and other eating establishments around campus)   If you have ideas or want to be a part of the discussion please come […]

Earth Hour 2014

Turn off your lights from 8:30-9:30 pm on Saturday March 29 and join tens of thousands of others across Canada and the world in thinking about energy usage. What will you think about in your #momentofdarkness? http://momentofdarkness.ca/

Writer in Residence, Daniela Elza, to speak at greenSPEAK, Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Through the poetry of the world: Toward an Ecology of Being Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in B101, at 3:30 pm on the Abbotsford Campus Daniela Elza has lived on three continents and crossed numerous geographic, cultural and semantic borders. Her work has appeared nationally and internationally in over 80 publications. Daniela’s poetry collections are: “the weight […]