Sustainable UFV News! What we’ve been up to – October 2019

The Waste Audit 2.0.1.9 WHEN: Wednesday, October 16th WHERE: Abbotsford Campus: on the green TIME: 9 am to 1 pm, depending on how many volunteers we have (you can pop by whenever!) The date is set. This year’s audit is on Wednesday, October 16th. Look for our posters around campus and on social media (Instagram … Read more

Hope in a Time of Change: A conversation about our climate

On Wednesday, September 25th the Chilliwack Cultural Centre hosted a community conversation on climate change. Dr. Carin Bondar, UFV’s Faculty of Science Communicator, ‘Biologist with a Twist,’ writer, filmmaker, and host of Outrageous Acts of Science on the Discovery Channel emceed the event. The panel featured local experts who shared their knowledge about how climate … Read more

Action on Climate Change – what can we learn?

Climate Change has become the defining issue of our time. From the changing weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels, to the melting polar ice caps … what can we do to save our future? One thing is clear, it’s imperative to educate ourselves and get the facts about climate change. Education … Read more

SustainbleUFV News! Summer 2019

Bag-be-Gone! Your interest and participation in on-campus sustainability projects and programs provided a launching point for this game-changing initiative. Plastic bag distribution is gone because you care! Bag-be-Gone says, we can be successful without needlessly impacting our learning, working, and living environments. At the Bookstore you’ll find that recyclable paper bags have replaced disposable plastics, … Read more

Student Sustainability Coordinator – apply by Aug 13, 2019

Internship Position Title Student Sustainability Coordinator Department: Facilities Position Term Semester specific, renewable to a maximum of two years Title of Immediate Supervisor: Energy Manager Hours of Work: Flexible, to a maximum of 10 hours per week PURPOSE The Student Sustainability Coordinator (SSC) facilitates and supports the sustainability initiatives in Facilities Management (FM) at UFV … Read more

Student Sustainability Coordinator Needed!

SustainableUFV is looking for a UFV Student to fill the position of Student Sustainability Coordinator. Are you studying for a career in sustainability? Are you passionate about environmental stewardship? The Student Sustainability Coordinator position is an influential role that develops skills, knowledge, and allows you to develop legacy projects and implement them right here at … Read more

SustainableUFV Spring Newsletter

Spring has officially sprung! These past few days have greeted us with clear blue skies and beautiful rays of sun light. Now that the temperature is steadily increasing, we are all probably more inclined to spend time adventuring and enjoying our beautiful planet. Taking this into consideration, I decided that this is the perfect opportunity … Read more

SustainableUFV News April 2019

A recap of March and a look into what the rest of April has in store! Proper Disposal 101 March 25-29, 2019 Recently, we conducted an informative campaign called “Proper Disposal 101”. The purpose of this campaign was to clarify how to properly dispose of common items on campus. Through many responses, we found that … Read more

greenSPEAK Series: The Hydrogen Train from Surrey to Chilliwack with John Vissers APR 4 @ 10AM, A362

The Faculty of Science and the Centre for Sustainability is pleased to present “The Hydrogen Train from Surrey to Chilliwack” The future for public transit in the Fraser Valley?  with John Vissers. WHEN: Thursday, APRIL 4, 2019 TIME: 12:00 Noon 10:00 am *New Time! WHERE: Room A362, Abbotsford Campus BRING YOUR LUNCH and enjoy the … Read more

greenSPEAK Series: An overview on how to maintain a healthy climate and healthy soils in the Fraser Valley with Dieter Geesing

The Faculty of Science and and the Centre for Sustainability is pleased to present “An overview on how to maintain a healthy climate and healthy soils in the Fraser Valley ” with UFV Agriculture Instructor, Dieter Geesing. WHEN: Wednesday, MAR 27/19 TIME: 12:00 Noon WHERE: Student Union Building Biography Dieter Geesing is the soil science … Read more