Sustainability is founded on the value of social equity and a recognition of ecological limits to the amount of resources we can use without exceeding nature’s capacity.
Sustainability Vision Launched!
At BCIT, sustainability means innovation to support the social and economic prosperity of the Province without harming our natural environment.
Taking advantage of our significant contribution to the BC economy, the newly launched Office of Institute Sustainability is in an enviable position to shed a light on our current activities, and ability to impact the state of practice across multiple industries throughout British Columbia and the world.
Integrating sustainability at BCIT
Our commitment to sustainability encompasses everything from advancing the state of practice through education and research, to improving the efficiency of campus operations, to engaging the community across the Institute.
Ecocity Centre of Excellence
A legacy of the 2019 Ecocity World Summit in Vancouver, the Ecocity Centre will anchor the global leadership of BCIT in the restructuring of cities to reduce their carbon and ecological footprints while simultaneously regenerating natural habitat. The world’s first Ecocity Centre will support the evolution of ecocities worldwide. Led by Dr. Jennie Moore, a leader in the advancement of sustainable cities and lifestyles, it will support research and provide the tools, metrics, expert planning and policy advice, training and other services that cities and their partners need to become genuine ecocities.
July 31, 2020
Saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requires knowing where you started. Now, with the BCIT Energy Dashboard, the...
July 28, 2020
We live in a rapidly changing world, supported by rapidly changing technologies. It takes time to develop social norms around...
BCIT alumna and restoration officer Mae Whyte says Indigenous knowledge is key to successful ecological restoration
July 22, 2020
Rolling green valleys, rivers teeming with rainbow trout, and roaming moose characterize this northeastern Canadian jewel—the Peace River Region. It...
June 9, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Jennie Moore, BCIT Director of Institute Sustainability, for being awarded a Knowledge Synthesis Grant from the Social Science...