UBC Undergraduate Research

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

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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 potential 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 technological 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 throughout campus. 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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