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Every action has an effect. Every choice makes a ripple. Together, we can make a wave of difference that creates a better world.

Let’s change the world.

A Day in the Life of a Living Lab

#RippleEffectUBC

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Find a Ripple Lab

Fun (and sometimes surprising) pop-up Ripple Labs are being held across campus from Nov 4 – Nov 15 to showcase sustainability in action at UBC. Use the map and Ripple Lab listing to find one near you!


Events map

Looking Biodiversity in the Eye
12 – 15 November, 12:30pm
Greenheart Canopy Walkway Tour
12 November, 12:15pm
Tune-up!
13 November, 12pm
Tap Water Taste Test
13 November, 11am
Cows on Campus
14 November, 11:30am
The Stormwater Theatre Show
15 November, 12pm
How Our Community Eats
15 November, 11am



Read the Stories

At UBC, we are putting sustainability into action. Read about how we are using our campus as a living laboratory through these ten campus initiatives.


Ripple Lab Social Wall

Find out what your friends are posting about the Ripple Labs.
Be sure to check out our very own Blog Squad who are covering the events as our Ripple Reporters.

Show your support for #RippleEffectUBC and be a sustainability ambassador like Emily! Choose an avatar for Twitter or Facebook, a cover photo or even better, download both!

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Sharing great reads made more sustainable in the SUB: the Little Free Library.
Sharing great reads made more sustainable in the SUB: the Little Free Library. #rippleeffectubc
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See if you can spot our first garbage truck fueled by compressed natural gas on its inaugural run today! This truck reduces gas emissions by 10 tons a year.
See if you can spot our first garbage truck fueled by compressed natural gas on its inaugural run today! This truck reduces gas emissions by 10 tons a year. #RippleEffectUBC #Fortis #cleanfleet #UBC
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UBC Farm fresh flowers welcome UBC sustainability leaders to the annual appreciation lunch.
UBC Farm fresh flowers welcome UBC sustainability leaders to the annual appreciation lunch. #rippleeffectubc
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The ripple continues on this bus.
The ripple continues on this bus. #rippleeffectubc
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Even our garbage trucks are trying to make a ripple.
Even our garbage trucks are trying to make a ripple. #rippleeffectubc
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