• Things are abuzz at UNBeeC!

    UNBC student beekeepers have built some new hives in their apiary (bee yard). Prince George beekeeper extraordinaire, Gerry Bomford, provides his insight to the students.

  • Regional District and Compost at UNBC

    NorGrow compost has been generously donated to UNBC from the Regional District of Fraser Fort George.

  • Two Wheels to Work

    Cyclists celebrated Bike to Work Week at UNBC with a group ride across campus. UNBC staff made up 10 per cent of all people who signed up to bike to work in Prince George this year.

  • Sustainability, UNBC, and the Games

    Emily Harrison is working to encourage students and faculty to undertake education, research, and outreach related to Games sustainability objectives and operations.

  • Green University a Green Employer

    UNBC has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for the third consecutive year, one of only four universities on the list and the only organization from Northern BC.

  • Real Time Energy Monitor

    UNBC's energy monitor provides real-time data for energy usage across campus.

Welcome to UNBC's Green University Centre

In 2007, when UNBC trademarked itself as Canada’s Green University, we set ourselves on a course towards a more environmentally responsible existence. With each passing year the need to push forward with these efforts becomes more apparent. Although we are still in the early days of our effort to make our campus truly green, our successes have been recognized on several fronts:

  • First place for the top campus sustainability project in North America in 2010 by the American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education
  • The Environmental Stewardship award for 2011 from the Clean Energy Association of BC,
  • Voted #1 in Canada by students for environmental commitment in 2011, and
  • One of Canada’s Greenest Employers, 2012.

We are known for our location in a spectacular region with an abundance of natural resources as well as the campus, the environmental focus of much of our teaching and research, and the interests of many of our students. We know that the environment sustains the economic, health, and cultural well-being of our communities and this is reflected in our teaching, research, and campus operations.
By being Canada’s Green University, we’re aiming to be a model for the country, leading the way to a more sustainable future.