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Sustainability News and Events

Looking for a way to get involved in sustainable efforts on campus? Our office hosts many events throughout the year.

2018 AASHE Conference & Student Summit

Funding Opportunity

In order to celebrate and promote student participation in sustainability at Camosun, the college is pleased to offer a one-time funding opportunity to an eligible student to attend the 2018 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference and Student Summit, October 2-5, 2018, Pittsburgh PA.

AASHE’s Student Summit is a platform for student sustainability leaders to network with hundreds of other like-minded students from around the globe. Attendees will learn about career pathways in sustainability and strategies to make change on their campuses and in their communities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with professional organizations and activist networks that can amplify their efforts and provide ongoing support. Students do not want to miss this student-focused, all day event. Participation in this event is included with full conference registration for students.

Download the eligibility requirements PDF

Deadline to apply: April 16, 2018

Apply Now!

Camosun Bike to Work Week May 28-June 3, 2018

Bike to Work Week started right here in Victoria 22 years ago. The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society continues to organize the annual FREE community event which has grown from 50 teams and 500 participants in 1997 to over 600 teams and 6,500 participants in 2016.

Learn more about the 2018 event.

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In the News

Victoria hopes to have a fully electric bus fleet by 2030

April 18, 2018 - 7:42 am • Sustainability • Victoria News • Attached Link

The Capital Region will work toward transitioning to a full electric bus fleet by 2030, after a unanimous vote by Victoria Regional Transit Commission board members Tuesday morning.

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps put forward the motion to request the preparation of a business case and implementation plan for the project. The commission also voted unanimously to send a letter to BC Transit indicating Greater Victoria’s desire to be a pilot community for transitioning to a fully electric fleet.

Helps said today’s decision feels like a victory.

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Rutgers Board of Governors Approves 32-Acre Solar Canopy Project

April 18, 2018 - 7:41 am • Sustainability • Victoria News • Attached Link

One of the largest solar arrays of its type in the nation, facility will generate $1.2 million in electricity annually with no upfront cost to the university

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Board of Governors of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, today gave the green light for the construction of one of the largest solar canopy energy systems in the nation.

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Vic High presents a growing opportunity for students with 'learning farm'

April 18, 2018 - 7:39 am • Sustainability • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

A Victoria high school hopes to grow students' knowledge of gardening – along with crops themselves – with its first-ever "learning school farm."

The learning farm is a 5,000 square foot garden plot situated on the school grounds. School officials say the garden will allow students to grow food for their school, as well as the community.

The garden will be implemented into the school in various ways. The food grown will be used in their weekly salad bar, and could eventually be worked into the school’s curriculum as well.


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