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Going for green : achieving global leadership in sustainability through innovation and community engagement Chen, Siying; Darbandi, Denna; Deng, Ali; Dimatulac, Angelli; Massooleh, Sam 2017-05-29

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 UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student ReportAli Deng, Angelli Dimatulac, Denna Darbandi, Sam Massooleh, Siying ChenGOING FOR GREEN:Achieving global leadership in sustainability through innovation and community engagementCOMM 486MMay 29, 201716282350University of British Columbia Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS Program provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or a SEEDS team representative about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report”.Executive SummaryIntroduction UBC’s 2020 Climate Action Plan aims to reduce their GHG emissions by 67% from 2007 levels and has already created a significant reduction to date. This year, 2017, has the poten-tial to become a turning point to achieve UBC’s plan. UBC building operation reached agreement to reduce GHG emissions by 67% from 2007 levels by 2020. UBC has already reduced GHG emissions by 30% at the end of 2015, which is significantly lower than 2007 levels, and for the year of 2017, UBC wants to reach a 33% reduction by the end of 2016. UBC also aims to establish a framework to provide techno-logical and financial support to reduce the potential costs for a wide variety of vehicles. Our strategy is to develop strong relationships with students and building operations by creating the bike-cargo-share program to help them transfer lightweight materials through-out campus.   Decision MakingTo achieve the reduction of 67% GHG emissions below 2007 levels by 2020, we are focusing on replacing a potential of 20% of building operations vehicle uses, which we have concluded is the percentage used for transferring lightweight materials throughout campus, with our bike-cargo-share program. This will enable us to align with desired sustainabili-ty goals by implementing our bike-cargo-share program with a mobile application to plan and facilitate the communication that would be needed to take place between all players involved. The bike-cargo-share program involves developing a mobile application to connect UBC student bikers with the Building Operations Department. Once Building Operations makes a request to transfer a package of lightweight materials (typi-cally under 20 pounds) around campus, biker(s) will accept the request for pay and fulfill the delivery. To make the full use of the mobile application and have this program break-even, the mobile application will be applied to the entire campus, which means that students will also get a chance to sign in and make orders with the program. To get a more comprehensive understanding of whether this program will achieve the GHG emissions reduction goal, we will introduce a pilot program that applies only to a small area of campus for approximately year and make adjust-ments when necessary.Executive SummaryRisks and Timeline Although there will be some risks involved with this program such as the mismatching of supply and demand via the mobile application, we are confident that we can mitigate the majority of the risks after adjustments and improvements with our one-year pilot program. After the pilot program, we will apply the bike-cargo-share program to the entire campus and finally be able to reach the GHG emissions reduction goal set.


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