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Sustainability

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How To, Sustainability

Summer energy saving tips

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Here at Cap, we are actively looking for ways to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Our recently released 2012 Carbon...

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About Cap, Sustainability

Another year of carbon neutrality at Cap U

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We’ve done it again! For the third year in a row, Capilano University’s operations were carbon neutral in 2012. Like...

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Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Practicing sustainable tourism in Vietnam

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In 2003, Capilano University began helping the ethnic hill tribes in the Sapa region of Vietnam to improve their quality...

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Community Life, Sustainability

Whistler Water One Climb

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More than 780 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water, and one out of four deaths in children...

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Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Capilano U students win big at Project Change

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Two teams from Capilano University’s Faculty of Global & Communities Studies won high praise and amazing prizes in LinkBC’s Project...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Cap U student inspires action

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Community Life, Sustainability

Celebrate Earth Day at our new community garden

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It’s a garden party, and you’re invited! Come in your best garden finery and join the festivities on Monday, April...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Project Change: Convenience too often trumps altruism

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Capilano tourism instructor, Joe Kelly is challenging himself to make one change a month for a year, starting with taking...

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Hot Topics, Sustainability

What is blocking sustainability?

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Dr. Bill Rees will close this year’s EarthWorks series by addressing the fundamentally important question: “Is humanity inherently unsustainable?” The...

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Hot Topics, Student Life, Sustainability

Earth Hour 2013

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On Saturday, March 23, 2013 it’s lights out for the Eiffel Tower. And the Empire State Building. And the Sydney...

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Hot Topics, Sustainability

World Water Day

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With the abundance of fresh water in the Lower Mainland, it’s easy to forget that many places in the world...

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Hot Topics, Sustainability

Battle of the Buildings

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There’s nothing like a little friendly “gamification” to get people charged up and engaged about reducing energy consumption. That’s what...

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Sustainability

The canary in the coal mine

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The expression “the canary in the coal mine” was coined in the 19th century when mine workers would carry caged canaries...

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Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

The aliens among us

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It starts off slowly and innocently enough. A stray morning glory tendril here, a Himalayan blackberry bush there and then...

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Business & Professional Studies, Sustainability

What’s mine is yours

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Daniel Dubois is an entrepreneur at heart. At age 6 he ran a pick-your-own-price Kool-Aid stand, and at 12 sold...

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Sustainability

What’s in a day’s waste?

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How well are we doing with recycling and composting? What’s in the 500 kilograms of waste that Cap’s North Vancouver...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers, Sustainability

On thin ice

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If you were 1,400 pounds and as tall as a one-story building, you’d probably feel pretty invincible. However, despite being...

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Changemakers, Sustainability

Growing community

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 “We live in a fast paced world where we practically have to make appointments to breathe,” says campus facilities manager...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Global boarders

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Realization of one’s privilege is lost on many, but not Tamo Campos. A former pro snowboarder, the Global Stewardship  student...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers, Sustainability

Inspiration blooms

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In the traditional roles of student and teacher, inspiration generally passes from professor to pupil. But given a passionate student...

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