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

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

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

SustainableUFV News – SEPT 2018

SustainableUFV Meeting: September 18th, ABBY B121, 12:00-1:30pm Students, staff, and faculty are all encouraged to join us on September 18th, 12:00 – 1:30pm to discuss SustainableUFV’s projects, initiatives and goals for the 2018/2019 year. An opportunity to get involved in projects and events, to provide comments on past initiatives, and to develop future project ideas. … Read more

Work-Study Positions available with SustainableUFV – Apply by AUG 29th!

SustainableUFV has 2 WORK-STUDY POSITIONS currently available for students that share passion for sustainability: Sustainable Transportation Feasibility Coordinator Resource Reduction and Recovery Analyst Flexibility. Income! Build connections. Improve skills. Make a significant impact. Go to the CareerLink website to apply by Wednesday August 29th. Don’t keep these positions a secret, we want to ensure lots … Read more

LEED Gold Certification Celebration JAN 8 @ 1 PM SUB

Come Celebrate With Us! Student Union Building LEED Certification Celebration Date: Monday, January 8th Place: SUB Atrium Time: 1-2 pm LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a third-party certification program that sets standards and applies ratings for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings. The SUB is LEED Gold certified, the second … Read more

Garbage on the Green: 2017

You’ve now seen these stations …. Now get in on the action! [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px” color=”#269e13″]Garbage on the Green: 2017[/typography] WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Find out how our new system has improved UFV’s compliance Gain valuable volunteer experience Email Travis Gingerich for more details or to sign … Read more

March for Science & Earth Day will be teaming up on APRIL 21 & 22

The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments. It is a celebration of our passion for science and the many ways science serves our communities and our world. There are over 450 marches being planned across Canada … Read more