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Socially Just within Ecological Limits

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.


Cover page of the BCIT Sustainability Vision.

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, BCIT launched our first Sustainability Vision. The Sustainability Vision reflects the interests of the nearly 800 students, faculty, staff, and partners who provided their input on sustainability at BCIT, and outlines a path for continued integration of sustainability through BCIT policies, practices, and culture.


Helping build socially just cities in balance with nature

BCIT Centre for Ecocities

The world’s first Centre for Ecocities supports the evolution of ecocities worldwide. Led by Dr. Jennie Moore, a leader in the advancement of sustainable cities and lifestyles, it supports 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.

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Sustainability News

Free EV courses help adapt to a zero-emission future

Canada’s mandate that by 2035 all new light-duty vehicle sales be zero-emission is leaving many Canadians anxious. So, the BCIT Fueling Change project developed four free open learning courses that...

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BCIT named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2024

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers by Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes employers across Canada who demonstrate exceptional...

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BCIT faculty advocates for a holistic approach to wildfire management

In 2023, the Province of British Columbia (BC) had over 2.84 million hectares of forest and land burned, tens of thousands of evacuees, and hundreds of homes lost or damaged...

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Newly daylit section of Guichon Creek emerges from beneath the ground

Water is flowing along a newly daylit section of Guichon Creek on the BCIT Burnaby Campus that previously travelled in an underground culvert. The restoration will create new habitat for...

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BCIT steers into a zero emissions future

In an effort to build a green economy, the Government of Canada announced that they will be requiring 100% of car and passenger truck sales to be zero-emission by 2035....

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