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Environmental impacts study of LCA XV Conference at UBC : report from Sustainability Booth, November 2015 Li, Peixian; Espindola, Suzana Carla Nunes Lins


This is a project coordinated by ACLCA (American Center for Life Cycle Assessment) and UBC SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Program. The authors are graduate students at UBC and volunteers working at the Sustainability Booth in LCA XV conference, which was held at UBC, from October 6th to October 8th, 2015. It was intended to assess the environmental impacts of the 2015 LCA XV conference and provide students a real world sustainability experience, skills and knowledge. The two students (authors) investigated the following five aspects: waste generated by the conference, the material of schedule sheet, the disposals, attendees’ transportation modes and electricity usage. Generally, the conference was excellent in terms of reducing impacts on the environment. The analysis results will provide more information for future decision-making. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS 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 the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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