Overview

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.

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. In the meantime, please be patient as we update this site over the coming weeks.

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.

Education

Within BCIT’s six schools and our Applied Research division, we are pushing the envelope and bringing concepts of sustainability and green initiatives into the classroom. Learn more about how education is leading the way.

Operations

From Food Services to Waste Management; from Financial Services to IT Services and everything in between, we are working with our partners to identify existing sustainability initiatives as well as help identify areas of opportunity. Learn more about how we’re making BCIT an industry leader.

Engagement

Priding itself on the efficacy to deliver compressed education to targeted audiences has enhanced BCIT’s reputation as a leader in employment-ready education. Despite this intensive format, the BCIT community has found a way throughout the years to become engaged on highly effective campaigns and projects that highlight our personal contributions to sustainability. Learn more about how our community is helping to create a better tomorrow.

Ecocity World Summit

BCIT is getting ready to host the Ecocity World Summit in partnership with Ecocity Builders and the City of Vancouver. Can cities be both ecologically healthy and socially just? There are no easy answers, not even in Vancouver, one of the world’s greenest cities. Yet multiple solutions are emerging with new leadership and new partnerships. Ecocity 2019 is where these breakthroughs and advances will be shared. Join our Director of Institute Sustainability, Dr. Jennie Moore, and a host of local, regional and global experts converging in Vancouver this October to build the bridge to socially just and ecologically sustainable cities.



In the lead-up to the Ecocity World Summit, we are highlighting some of the initiatives occurring throughout BCIT.