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UPDATE: Sustainability Projects Fund

With a grant from the AMS Sustainability Projects Fund Engineering instructor Jon Nakane and his team devised a way to recycle 3-D printed projects back into plastic filament to be used again. Check out the video. The Sustainability Projects Fund provide up to #10,000 for student-led projects that reduce the ecological footprint of UBC students…

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What are you doing to be environmentally conscious?

By Iciar Fernandez  The last decade has seen an enormous shift towards being more environmentally and socially conscious of our planet. Disposable cups on campus now come at a fee (yay, UBC!), governments can’t turn their backs on these issues for much longer (thanks, Greta!), and change is slowly but surely happening. But, what about…

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A thrift store is coming to the UBC campus

By Natalie Chu Project Imagine UBC is a non-profit organization run by a group of students dedicated to implementing projects that merge design with sustainability. Currently, the team is working to bring the ‘Get Thrifty’ store, to life. To learn more, we spoke with Rain Chen, one of the founders of Project Imagine. Fast Fashion…

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Let’s Choose to Reuse

Starting in January 2020, all food outlets across campus will charge an additional 25¢ for each drink sold in a single-use cup. This is part of the UBC Zero Waste Strategy that aims to reduce 80% of disposable food ware by 2030. The AMS has always been at the forefront of sustainability and we’re proud…

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How to put your green ideas into action 

By Natalie Chu  Do you have a project in mind that could make UBC a more sustainable place to learn and grow? Maybe you think something on campus should be made greener, or you want to educate students on ways they can live more sustainably. If you have the ideas but don’t know where to…

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UBC student suggests a new way to collect waste

By Iciar Fernandez During his first year at UBC, Cole realized that the waste collection services on campus were quite inefficient. There was garbage everywhere. He came up with an idea to improve this service and he turned to eHub for guidance and advice about how to pitch his proposal to Building Operations and make…

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