Research consumes more resources and produces more waste than offices and homes. UBC’s sustainable initiative in laboratories provides many resources summarized here.
1. UBC Sustainability
UBC is the first Canadian university to adopt a policy (#5) in 1997, and open an office dedicated to sustainability in 1998. Find the resources available at UBC Sustainability for community, events, funds, and register for the newsletter.
2. Green Labs Program
With over 400 labs, UBC’s research activities require a significant amount of energy, water and materials. The Green Labs Program offers staff, faculty, and students sustainable solutions to reduce the environmental impact of research at UBC. Labs consume 40$ of UBC’s building’s space, 50% of UBC’s energy and generate 96% of UBC’s hazardous waste.
Find specific resources on the greenlabs.ubc.ca
- becoming a sustainability coordinator
- participate in events
- catered events
- financial support
- register to a more specific newsletter.
The toolkits provide resources to:
- Dispose of hazardous waste
- Conserve energy
- Purchase sustainable supplies
- Conserve water (coming)
3. Sustainable practices in business
Use these resources:
Membership in the committee is voluntary. Each member volunteers different levels of dedication from passive to proactive. Please direct your questions to Delphine Rey at firstname.lastname@example.org
|John Madden||AMPEL Director|
|Andrea Damascelli||QMI Director|
|Gary Lockhart||Building Manager|
|Marita Rodriguez||Post Doctorate|
|Shreyas Pantakar||Post Doctorate|
|David Dvorak||Research technician|
|Nik Hartman||Post Doctorate|
|Joshua Folk||Professor in Physics|
|Delphine Rey||Master & Sustainability Coordinator|
The table below lists the committee’s tasks.
|Form committee||Fri 2nd Nov 2018|
|Establish issues and improvements||Tue 6th Nov 2018|
|Share resources||Wed 7th Nov 2018|
|Advertise recycling plastics, batteries, Styrofoam|
|Recycle cardboard that don’t fit in recycling bin|
|Provide recycling pens|
|Evaluation by Green Labs|
|Orientation to sustainability with safety|
|Optimize the use of vacuum pumps|
|Challenge Sort it out|
|Post on website|