In this issue, we highlight the new eco-friendly landscaping project at Library Gardens, a student’s award winning research on bicycle parking in campus residential buildings, a major sustainability award for UBC, and more!
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UBC pioneers eco-friendly landscape initiative
UBC is using a new landscaping project, Library Gardens, to pioneer a new standard in eco-friendly landscape architecture never before applied in Canada.
“From an ecological perspective, landscapes can and should do so much more,” says Dean Gregory.
UBC 2016-17 Annual Report Read about the contributions of UBC’s researchers, learners and alumni during the Centennial year.
Trees can make or break
Researchers at the Faculty of Forestry have found even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street.
Crafting a more
Mauricio Lozano, Master of Food Science alumnus, shares how his sustainability education helped him brew more sustainable craft beer.
Video – Good soil, good humans: Seed to plate
What happens when the community connects with something larger than the UBC Farm? Discover the UBC Farm Market.
Events at UBC
Wesbrook Village Outdoor
Art and Bike Tour Pre-register for a free tour of UBC’s public art by bike on August 12 from 10 am to 11:30 am. Tour led by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Meet at More Bikes in Wesbrook Village.
Blackout: Night Sky Festival
Inspired by the dark sky movement, Blackout brings together storytellers, musicians, artists and astronomers to share their relationships to the skies. Takes place August 12, 5 pm to midnight, at the Museum of Anthropology.
Faculty & staff UBC Farm tour
A free, guided tour on August 17 from 11:30 am to 1 pm of UBC’s unique teaching, research, and food production hub on campus. UBC faculty and staff welcome. Includes lunch – pre register.
Bird survey at UBC Farm
Join the Nature Vancouver monthly bird survey around UBC Farm on August 20 at 8:00 am. Meet at the front gate. All that is required is an interest in birds.
Yoga on the Mall
August 16. People of all ages are welcome to join. Details.