Earth Day: How to Take Action + Educational and Indigenous Resources

Earth Day: How to Take Action + Educational and Indigenous Resources

We are celebrating Earth Day on April 22! Read on for ideas on how to get involved, educational materials, and much more.

Take Action


Are you a student looking to get involved with sustainability initiatives? There are many groups on campus that may suit your interests. From clubs focused on sustainable energy to eliminating food waste, there truly is something for everyone! Browse a listing of organizations here.

Want to get involved with CSFS and the UBC Farm? Explore our volunteering opportunities! And find more ways to become a part of the change at earthday.org.

And don’t forget to check out these stories about how UBC researchers are striving towards a more sustainable future.

Education

Education


A group of people at the Farm.

Here at the Farm, there are numerous avenues for one to learn about sustainable food systems. Our compilation of Food Systems Learning Resources consists of groups working towards a greener and more food-secure future.

If you are a UBC student, you are eligible to take the for-credit LFS 496 Career Development course. This provides an applied learning experience for those interested in furthering their academic and professional careers – positions are available in agroforestry, regenerative agriculture and more!

In addition, we host the Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture, a 4-6 month experimental learning program created with aspiring farmers, educators, and students in mind. Meet some of our alumni and learn more about their unique career journeys here!

Amplify Indigenous voices


An Indigenous garden at the UBC Farm.

The UBC Farm has an ongoing webinar series that features topics such as Indigenous resilience and decolonizing the food system.

For those with an interest in food justice and Indigenous initiatives, check out organizations such as Indigenous Climate Action and the local Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty.