Event: UBC Biodiversity and Climate Action Ideas Showcase
Location: Zoom. Register here.
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Join us and participate in youth engagement on interdisciplinary solutions to tackle the climate crisis and biodiversity.
Celebrate UBC student and community-led research on biodiversity! Students, faculty and community can learn and engage with a variety of biodiversity and climate change, including climate justice, green infrastructure, biomimicry, biodiversity conservation and food security. Explore innovative and creative ideas and research that may inform and advance UBC sustainable commitments, and learn how you can actively be part of them. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover and help mobilize student-led research and collaborations.
About Biodiversity Days:
Communities are in a race against time to address the climate emergency, improve food security and halt biodiversity extinction. This May, in honour of the UN World Biodiversity Day (May 22), we are hosting a series of virtual and family experiences to celebrate biodiversity and amplify its importance for current and future generations.
What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity is the foundation of life on Earth and encompasses the ecosystems, species and genes of all living things. Cultural diversity is also a key component of biodiversity, intimately linking us to ways of knowing the natural world. Maintaining biodiversity and its ecosystem services is key to advancing nature-based solutions, social justice, climate action, food and water security and more.
Join Us: Be part of an active movement and learn how we can collectively safeguard our planet’s biodiversity to live in harmony with nature. Mobilizing action to protect and restore biodiversity requires participation across communities, disciplines and cultures. Join us for Biodiversity Days and learn more about how you can help.
Event Organizers: Biodiversity Days is hosted by UBC Botanical Garden in collaboration with SEEDS Sustainability Program and the Climate Crisis in Urban Biodiversity Initiative (CCUB). See the full list of scheduled events HERE.