Subject: Clean Capital Newsletter: Sustainable Commuting | Leap Manifesto | Urban Agriculture

Sustainable Commuting | Urban Agriculture | Leap Manifesto
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Researchers, Vancouver Police Explore Sustainable Commuting Options for Employees
By Arman Kazemi, 28 April 2016

A graduate student in the UBC Sustainability Scholars program, teamed up with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) to find out how to get VPD employees who commute to work to ditch their cars and pedal instead.

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Greening cities with urban agriculture
By Maura Forrest, 28 April 2016

The global food system is already witnessing the negative consequences of climate change and drought. According to the Food Price Report issued by the Food Institute at the University of Guelph, fruit and vegetable prices in Canada rose between nine and ten per cent last year.

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Controversial Leap Manifesto
By Maura Forrest, 28 April 2016
 
Author Naomi Klein was at UBC this month to talk about climate change, sustainability and the Leap Manifesto, her latest project that has divided people across the country and especially within the NDP.

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Other news
  • We slice them on pizza, toss them in salad and sauté them in stirfry, but have you ever thought about using mushrooms as furniture?
  • UBC Sustainability Challenge wraps up, drives innovation in campus sustainability.
  • Optimizing behaviour change: Earth Day provides an annual reminder to reflect on the impact of our actions and to consider how we can lighten our footprint on Earth.
  • UBC sees Squamish oceanfront as clean energy education hub.
  • New behavioural sustainability project charts your building’s electricity consumption in real-time.
  • UBC’s Alma Mater Society is excited to put the new student union building through its paces. The architects used lots of innovative, green strategies in the design and now it’s time to see how sustainable the community can make this huge public building.
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