Championing sustainability at UBC for twenty years

People and Places | Strategy 3: Thriving Communities
Theme: Innovation
Sustainability Coordinators tour the UBC Botanical Garden in summer 2019. Photo credit: Campus and Community Planning

The Sustainability Coordinator Program provides staff, faculty and graduate students with opportunities to promote sustainably at UBC. The program is a great grassroots initiative that empowers its volunteer coordinators as they create sustainability practices tailored to the unique needs of their unit, from laboratories, office spaces, classrooms, and more.

Since its origins in 1999, the program has grown to 120 coordinators across the Vancouver campus. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the program, three Sustainability Coordinators who have been with the program from the beginning share their insights into supporting sustainability at UBC. Read about the experiences of Kerry Boultbee (Retail Floor Supervisor at the UBC Bookstore), Erin Kastner, (Geospatial Information Manager with Energy & Water Services) and Peggy Ng (Administrator in the Department of Statistics) at the UBC Sustainability website.

The Sustainability Coordinator Program is one example of how UBC is advancing sustainability and wellbeing through renewal and innovation in our learning environments, operations and infrastructure (Strategy 3: Thriving Communities).