A lecture by John Robinson, Former Associate Provost, Sustainability, The University of British Columbia.
Conventional approaches to sustainability focus on a harm reduction and damage limitation agenda. The University of British Columbia (UBC) is exploring the potential for what is called regenerative sustainability: human activity that simultaneously improves environmental and human wellbeing.
To that end, UBC is transforming its campus into a living laboratory for sustainability. Faculty, staff and students, along with private, public and NGO sector partners, use the University’s physical plant, as well education and research capabilities, to test, study, teach, apply and share lessons learned, technologies created and policies developed.
This keynote will report on UBC’s academic and operational sustainability activities in support of that vision.
This event is open to interested staff, students and members of the public. All welcome.
Doors will be open from 2.30pm, with the event starting promptly at 3pm.
Paterson's Land (room G43), Old Moray House, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ