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Socially Just within Ecological Limits

Sustainability at BCIT

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.

socially just within ecological limits

Sustainability Vision Launched!

BCIT is pleased to announce the launch of its first Sustainability Vision.

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.

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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.


Helping build socially just cities in balance with nature

Centre for Ecocities

BCIT Centre for Ecocities Logo.

A legacy of the 2019 Ecocity World Summit in Vancouver, the Centre for Ecocities 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.


Sustainability News

Ecocities Now: BCIT co-authors new book to help cities meet their sustainability goals

January 21, 2021

As part of a suite of efforts to support cities and communities on meeting their sustainability goals, Dr. Jennie Moore,...

BCIT South Wetland Restoration project brings education to life

November 4, 2020

Frogs, birds, critters, and the community now have a newly-built wetland to enjoy on the south end of the BCIT...

BCIT Forestry students win second place in the Technology Accreditation Canada Contest

October 28, 2020

Creating an award-winning report is no easy task, but recent graduates from the BCIT Forest and Natural Areas Management (FNAM)...

BCIT Centre for Ecocities receives international award of recognition for its positive impact

October 2, 2020

Congratulations to Ecocity Builders and the BCIT Centre for Ecocities (the Centre) for receiving the 2020 Incredible Impacts Award, presented...