This month we discuss Metro Vancouver’s upcoming transit referendum, learn about the UBC Sustainability Revolving Fund, wrap up the UBC Farm Symposium and more!
Campus and Community Planning
This spring, people across Metro Vancouver will have a chance to vote on how to fund urgently needed transportation improvements across the region.
You have a role to play in shaping the future of our region’s transportation system. Learn the facts, register to vote, and mail in your completed ballot before May 29.
For more information, visit http://transportation.ubc.ca/vote.
UBC Sustainability Revolving Fund
As part of piloting the fund, a first round of proposal intake has been completed and proposed projects are being evaluated. Additional proposal rounds will be announced this month, and you can visit the website for more information on how to apply.
The fund is hugely beneficial to both the faculty/department applying and the university as a whole. In addition to contributing to UBC’s sustainability goals and reducing costs, recipients can benefit from upgrading old equipment and systems to new, better performing equipment. And the loan itself is repaid with money saved on energy, water or resources, which means there’s essentially a zero net cost to UBC.
UBC Farm Symposium
At the end of January, more than 100 UBC students, professors, community members and farmers, gathered to celebrate campus engagement in food sustainability and research.
The Centre for Sustainable Food System’s UBC Farm Symposium was packed with presentations and discussions from students, faculty members and guest speakers.
Talks ranged from learning about food sustainability and land management on unceded traditional Musqueam territory, to finding better ways to enhance biodiversity.
Attendees were treated to breakfast snacks from Agora Café, and brownies from Sprout Café. Both cafes are 100% volunteer and student-run and use produce from the UBC Farm and LSE Garden Orchard.
Information about the 2016 UBC Farm Symposium will be available in Fall. Check out the website for photos and more detail about the day.
In the Spotlight
UBC Reads Sustainability presents Douglas Gayeton
Storm the Wall Community Festival
Phase 2 Public Consultation: Univeristy Boulevard Precinct Planning
New bike cage opens
Utown@UBC Community Grants Awarded
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