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 mmacaldaz@bccrc.ca.

Upcoming Events:

Several cycling-related events for new and experienced cyclists:

Bikes 101 Workshop:  

Date: TBA

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:

Date: TBA

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: mmacaldaz@bccrc.ca

Resources:

UBC Sustainability

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:
http://ehs.mit.edu/greenchem/

PHSA Green+Leaders

PHSA has a volunteer program for anyone interested in fostering sustainability in their own department. For more information, please visit their website:
http://www.phsa.ca/AboutPHSA/Environmental-Sustainability/Green-Plus-Leaders/default.htm