End-of-Term Events!

Thursday, Nov. 24 – 12-1pm between the SUB and pool…. Do you love to compost and want to express it in the best way possible? Obviously the answer is yes and we agree. So, join us in celebrating, encouraging, and rapping (oh, yes) about compost. Yes, ma’am, it’s a COMPOST MOB.

Thursday, Nov. 24 – 6:30pm at the Global Lounge (in Marine Drive building 1) The third of our MOVIE+DISCUSSION nights. This week is featuring “Wasteland”. Check out the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNlwh8vT2NU

Monday, Nov. 28 – 6:00pm at the Gallery (pub in the SUB) Join us for the final GREEN DRINKS of the term. This is your chance to catch up with green friends old and new. A great opportunity to connect with faculty, students, and staff who want to talk about sustainability at UBC (and beyond)!

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – 12-2pm at the CIRS Policy Labs…

Racking your brains for a cheap and easy holiday gift idea?
Want to learn something new and fun? (for free?)
Wondering what the heck UBC’s Got Skillz is?

Then come out to…

UBC’s Got Skillz Holiday DIY Workshop!

Wednesday November 30, 12-2pm

CIRS building Policy Labs, 2260 West Mall

Come to this Drop-in Session to learn how to make a simple yet charming gift item

While you are there, learn more about the UBC’s Got Skillz workshop series that will be kicking off in January

DIY has never been this exciting!

Movie + Discussion night begin THIS week!

The Common Energy Dialogue and Food teams have partnered in presenting a documentary series for the next 4 weeks. Each showing will be Thursday 6:15-8:45 in the Global Lounge (Marine Drive Residence, bottom of building 1).
Please join us at the Global Lounge for thought-provoking, interesting, and informative documentaries followed by critical and constructive conversations. The schedule is as follows:
Thurs. Nov. 10, 6:15-8:45 – The Botany of Desire
Thurs. Nov. 17, 6:15-8:45 – The Cove
Thurs. Nov. 24, 6:15-8:45 – Wasteland 
Thurs. Dec. 1, 6:15-8:45 – TBD: Microbiology Themed
See you there!

Kudos to Common Energy’s Challenges and Dialogue teams!

Challenges Team: Doing it in the Dark!
Amy and Corina are co-coordinators of the Common Energy Challenges team which is helping to plan the Do It in the Dark energy competition in UBC’s Place Vanier residence. This all-star team was involved in the competition last year and are excited to share their passion and enthusiasm once again. The Challenges team, made up of several amazing individuals,  will be running tonnes of awesome events to reduce energy consumption while connecting students with the social media aspect of the competition, too! The upcoming events include Dine in the Dark, a Camp-Out, boothing, study ballroom, and many, many more. It is truly exciting to see communities on campus mobilizing around energy reduction and making a real, tangible difference.
Dialogue Team: Making clubs more sustainable!

Khushi and Kristin, the co-coordinators for Dialogue, ran two workshops last week to share sustainability strategies with AMS Club Sustainability Coordinators. The turn-out, conversations, and ideas were all incredible. The Global Lounge at UBC hosted the workshops and created a collaborative learning space in which experts from UBC Food Services and UBC Waste Management were able to share sustainability tips. Overall, these workshops fostered important dialogue between all clubs at UBC. Many thanks to the Common Energy Dialogue team!
Kudos to both team for already having accomplished so much in just four short weeks of meetings! I cannot wait to see what the year will hold.
Common Energy UBC