Monday, March 1, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, March 5, 2021 - 21:00
UBC Sustainability Ambassador is hosting Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Week
There will be a range of discussions, competitions and workshops to attend from March 1-5. The full details are below and you can find out more at sustain.ubc.ca/sdgweek.
MONDAY, MARCH 1
Introduction to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The UN SDG framework intends to provide a universal roadmap to end poverty and engage nations across the globe on common global issues. In this workshop, participants will explore the SDG framework and its implications to their work and learning goals, while interacting with various activities and case studies to further their understanding of the framework.
• Discover the SDG framework, its key characteristics, relevance, and barriers
• Interact with the elements of the framework to further their understanding
• Explore the COVID-19 impact on the framework and the goals
TUESDAY, MARCH 2
Democracy Lab Reflection
Are you passionate about change but don’t know where to start? Have you tried to instigate action on environment or social justice issues only to find out you were advocating to the wrong level of government?
In 2020 UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning partnered to create The Democracy Lab, bringing individuals together to identify what elements of democracy are needed to bring about change. Working together, participants explore the how, what, when, and where of making progress on a social or environmental issue through the municipal government.
Andrea Reimer, Adjunct Professor of Practice & Democracy Lab Instructor
Dr. Ismael Traore, former Democracy Lab administrator
Adriana Laurent, climate justice organizer and Democracy Lab alumni
Tonye Aganaba, artist, organizer, and Democracy Lab alumni
Frank Fleming, environmental activist and Democracy Lab alumni
6:00-8:30 pm PST
**Case submissions due Tuesday, February 23
Are you looking for a place to share your sustainable ideas and innovations? Are you seeking a challenge outside of your classes?
The Hack-Earth-on is a sustainability hackathon which will focus on achieving accessible and equitable sustainable living. The competition will allow UBC students to work with teams of their peers to solve a challenge for the chance to win $500!
Even if you can’t participate in the competition yourself, come learn about innovative sustainability solutions from students on the UBC Vancouver campus.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3
Level up your climate activism!
Our journey to climate justice needs to be more inclusive: women, girls, and colonized and marginalized communities are at higher risk when it comes to climate change. Our journey to climate justice needs to be inclusive. Yet, colonialism, racism, and sexism continue to influence approaches to sustainability, often causing harm to the communities that are the least responsible for climate change.
Intersectional environmentalism is an approach to sustainability that advocates for the wellbeing of both people and the planet. Join UBC Sustainability Ambassadors for this interactive workshop where you will learn why and how to be an intersectional environmentalist, leaving you with actionable steps you can take in your personal and professional life.
Join the UBC SDG Alliance for the final roundtable event in the ‘Tiny Tables’ series. Take part in an interdisciplinary discussion wtih students, staff and faculty to support further implementation of the SDGs on UBC campuses.
The SDG Roundtable will bring together members of the UBC community from various fields and areas of expertise, and offers space to share opinions and experiences freely. In this event, issues on UBC campuses will be addressed and the goals and values the community wants to see moving forward will be put to action in a report, which will be presented and advocated for by the UBC SDG Alliance.
THURSDAY, MARCH 4
World Challenge Challenge Finals
The World’s Challenge Challenge is a competition hosted by the UBC Global Lounge, which seeks to engage students on international issues and how they can play a part in sparking social change.
Come see the final showdown between student teams, as they pitch their solutions to global problems for a chance to win up to $6000 and to go on to compete in the 2021 virtual International World's Challenge Challenge, for a top team prize of $30,000.
Find our more here.
Sustainable Consumerism Panel
Want to be more sustainable when making decisions as a consumer but don’t know where to start?
The Sustainable Consumerism Panel invites anyone who wants to begin fostering relationships with the things that they own, learn tips on how to adopt conscious consumerism practices, and connect with speakers from companies such as Daye, Drinkfill, and Fernish.
FRIDAY, MARCH 5
SDGs @ UBC: Networking Event
Interested in connecting with sustainability-focused organizations?
Interested in connecting with sustainability-focused organizations at UBC? Join us to engage with a variety of UBC groups and organizations representing the 17 SDGs! Participants will have the opportunity to interact in breakout sessions with representatives who will share their work in supporting the transition to a just and sustainable society. Make connections, explore your interests, and develop your sustainability network!