Sweater Week February 11-15

Welcome to Warm Woolies Week! It’s a cold one out there. On a positive note, we will have already pulled out our sweaters and be ready for next Monday when UFV turns down the heat in an effort to raise awareness about ways to address climate change … Welcome to Sweater Week! WHEN: February 11 … Read more

UFV Sustainability Case Competition 2019 – Win $1000

Win big. Get experience. Save the world! Solve a real-world sustainability challenge and present your solutions to a panel of influential business leaders in the community – WIN $1000! Date and location March 15, 2019, 8 am – 6 pm UFV Abbotsford Campus Registration deadline: March 8, 2019 Eligibility The competition is open to all … Read more

Wrapping up 2018

All good things come to an end. 2018 was quite a productive year for SustainableUFV, and we are looking forward to an even better year in 2019! Fall Semester Recap During the fall semester we held the annual Waste Audit and published the results in a report, here. Furthermore, the Faculty of Science announced a … Read more

A few holiday tips from SustainableUFV …

We love everything about the holidays, whether that be the lights or decorations. Most importantly, we appreciate the overwhelming feeling of joy from spending time with all of our loved ones. However, considering our passion for sustainability it is hard not to feel a sense of guilt due to the increase in our energy consumption … Read more

Lab-grown meat is coming, whether you like it or not!

Thank you to Dr. Lucy Lee for her informative presentation on cellular agriculture as part of the Faculty of Science greenSPEAK Series. As a researcher who has been studying fish cell lines for over 35 years, she is an expert in her field. She shared her experience working with cell cultures and how this research … Read more

Climate Change & Global Warming – Is it too late for us?

Thank you to Dr. Tim Cooper, UFV Physics Professor, for his thought-provoking presentation on climate change and global warming as part of the Faculty of Science greenSPEAK Series. The audience was entertained with his wit and knowledge on the subject. As a scientist and as a concerned citizen, Dr. Cooper provided the science, technology, economics … Read more

Waste Audit Results are in!

On October 16, 2018 SustainableUFV conducted the fourth annual waste audit. The purpose of this audit is to quantify and analyze waste on campus. This not only allows us to determine whether we are improving as an institution, but also gives us the opportunity to identify areas where we could be doing better so that … Read more

“Be a Geographer” Day NOV 12 @ 11 AM G-Building

In conjunction with National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week, the Association of Geography Undergraduate Students (AGUS) presents the 3rd Annual: BE A GEOGRAPHER DAY! When: Monday, NOV 12 Time: 11 AM – 1 PM Where: Library Atrium, G-Building Get a grip on geography! Come learn the different techniques used in geography and network with students and … Read more

SustainableUFV News October 2018

SUCCESSfully Audited The Waste The report outlining the results to be published shortly. Improvements were made! Thank you to the student and employee volunteers – we were few, but mighty! Sustainable Transportation Project Survey SustainableUFV is working to gather data about how and why people travel to/from/between campuses the way they do – and what … Read more

Mother Nature recognized the efforts of SustainableUFV’s 4th Annual Waste Audit

Blue skies and sunshine were the perfect backdrop for UFV’s 4th annual Waste Audit held on Tuesday, October 16th. Volunteers from across campus spent the day weighing and separating 24 hours of waste from Buildings A and B. While it’s not a super glamorous job, there’s no other event with more influence on the sustainability! … Read more