The Sustainability Collective, an open coalition of student groups, clubs, and associations advocating for bold university leadership on sustainability, invited students, staff, and faculty from across disciplines to brainstorm creative strategies to springboard future climate actions on campus at UBC’s first ever Climate Town Hall.
The Climate Town Hall aimed to inspire the UBC community to take action related to three key climate themes: urgency, hope, and justice. Participants engaged with specific topics like voting and civic engagement, curriculum, divestment, and Campus as a Living Lab 2.0. They also discussed the creation of a climate hub group, and mapped sustainability initiatives and assets across campus.
With support from UBC’s Sustainability Initiative and Campus + Community Planning Department, extensive network-building and collaboration amongst students attracted over 300 participants.
The event showcased how UBC can continue to build on its role as a leader in sustainability on campus, and how it can influence work beyond our campus through climate research, innovation, engagement, and action.