John Robinson: Regenerative Sustainability at UBC
Conventional approaches to sustainability focus on a harm reduction and damage limitation agenda. The University of British Columbia (UBC) is exploring the potential for what is called regenerative sustainability: human activity that simultaneously improves environmental and human wellbeing.
To that end, UBC is transforming its campus into a living laboratory for sustainability. Faculty, staff and students, along with private, public and NGO sector partners, use the University’s physical plant, as well education and research capabilities, to test, study, teach, apply and share lessons learned, technologies created and policies developed.
This keynote reported on UBC’s academic and operational sustainability activities in support of that vision.
Read a blog about the event at http://www.sustainability.ed.ac.uk/bl...