Our general meetings are Mondays 5:00-6:00pm in Buchanan D205 (excluding holidays, of course). New members welcome!
UBCC350 is a group of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members at the University of British Columbia who advocate for action on climate change consistent with Canada's commitment to limit the rise in global temperatures to 2°C.
We advocate for government action on climate policy, political engagement and institutional climate leadership. We are committed to helping UBC live up to its vision of being a University that "exemplifies all aspects of economic, environmental, and social sustainability."
Our group is inspired by the need to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere to a safe level, commonly agreed to be 350ppm. With the world currently at over 400ppm - higher than the entirety of human existence and at any point in the last 10-15 million years - we need to act, and we need to act with the urgency that this climate crisis requires.
Because UBC continues to support the full scale of the fossil fuel industry through its investments - investments which are fundamentally at odds with our climate commitments and UBC's public image - our focus is to push UBC to divest from fossil fuels as part of a quickly growing global movement.
We organize and advocate for climate action on and off campus. Check out just a few of the events and campaigns we've organized on our past campaigns page.
Whether you're an alumni, student, staff, or faculty member we'd love to have you join us.
We meet weekly from September to April and will update our meeting times for the 2017-2018 school year when they are available. You are always welcome to come discuss divestment, find out about our current campaigns and join our working group teams. We operate through a distributed leadership model and welcome new members to take charge of initiatives that excite them. We also have a standing offer to sit down one-on-one with anyone interested in our group to answer any questions and discuss ways to get involved.
If you'd like to receive occasional updates about divestment (approximately four times per year), please sign up below.
To date, all of the costs of our divestment campaign have been paid by the members of UBCC350.
As we expand our campaign we're asking for donations to help pay for flyers, art supplies for banners, and divestment teach-ins and trainings.
Support action on climate change so we can be proud of the world we leave to future UBC students.