Sustainability at Graspods
GrasPods is committed to sustainability. We aim to foster sustainability awareness in all students, post-docs and staff at our various locations. We strive to reduce waste and provide recycling options at our events and we encourage our members to adopt environmentally friendly modes of transportation such as biking, walking, and taking public transit to work.
We are constantly looking for new ideas for sustainability. Have an idea or suggestion about how we can improve our practices? E-mail the sustainability coordinator Margie at email@example.com.
Several cycling-related events for new and experienced cyclists:
Bikes 101 Workshop:
Whether you want to get into biking, buy a bike, learn more about the biking facilities at BCCRC or biking in Vancouver in general, here is your chance! This free hour-long workshop is designed to answer all your questions.
Bike Tune-up Station:
Graspods and the UBC AMS Bike Co-op are teaming up to bring you this free bike tune-up service so you can get your bike ready for Bike to Work Week! Small donations to the Bike Co-op appreciated.
Bike to Work Week 2016
Date: May 30 - June 5
All welcome to join the GrasPods team! Registration is now open.
o Free sign up at: https://bikehub.ca/bike-to-work
o Enter your user information and join GrasPods’ team (GrasPods2016)
o Log your cycling hours to help GrasPods compete against other organizations in the city and to win prizes including a new bike.
Contact Margie for questions or more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on UBC's sustainability program and initiatives, check out www.sustain.ubc.ca
Green Laboratory Alternatives
MIT has a “Green Alternatives Wizard” online, which lists alternatives to hazardous chemicals/processes:
PHSA has a volunteer program for anyone interested in fostering sustainability in their own department. For more information, please visit their website: