Globally, infrastructure and construction account for 39 per cent of total carbon emissions, presenting one of the largest challenges and opportunities in mitigating the climate crisis. With over 415 institutional, residential and mixed-use buildings housing over 12,000 people on campus, UBC’s infrastructure is currently a significant contributor to the climate crisis.
“Big commercial fishing is new to the area, so anything that we can do before hand, before this boat really comes, to protect this ecosystem will be very important,” said Sumaila.
Dr. David Suzuki — a professor at UBC for almost 40 years — and former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations Stephen Lewis brought their message of climate activism to UBC as part of their Climate First Tour.
“A lot of the environmental challenges [are] going to come home to roost most particularly for generation and the generations that come after you."
“Enjoy the summer as best as you can because it is going to be an ongoing problem for years to come,” said Zeglinski.
“The new investment policy basically allows the AMS to put all our $16 million investment fund into companies that are fossil fuel free,” said AMS VP Finance Kuol Akeuchbeny.
AMS Council has approved a fossil fuel-free mandate in the society’s investment policy yesterday, after hearing interests about this divestment at its June 20 Council meeting.
There’s a lot we can learn from nature, after all it’s had 4.5 billion years to tweak and adjust, giving rise to the remarkable characteristics and extremely efficient processes we see in life forms today.
The Belkin Art Gallery’s current exhibition, Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape, is a walk through some of the most animalistic of human tendencies and how they define our relationship with each other and the environment.
“I am fighting ageism, sexism and racism to be able to get my films funded. All the people who want to fund my films — they’re not racist, they’re not sexist — they are people who are pro-humanitarian, but the dollars speak.”