Green Programs for Residence Halls Webcast Recording



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Sustainability initiatives continue to be a priority at almost all higher education institutions, yet one area of campus that is commonly overlooked is housing and residence life. Engaging students in the residence halls is a crucial component to a campus-wide sustainability strategy.

Join us for a webcast that will outline the sustainability initiatives under way at the University of British Columbia and share tips for implementing these programs at your institution. This session will highlight a variety of programmatic ideas and infrastructure improvements as well as an overview of UBC’s signature “Green Stars Unit” initiative.

Who Should Attend

The audience for this webcast includes directors, assistant directors, and associate directors of housing and residence life, as well as any professionals from housing and residence life offices interested in incorporating more sustainability initiatives into their operations. Campus sustainability officers are also encouraged to attend, as they may look to collaborate with their housing and residence life operations on some of these initiatives. This program is ideal for institutions with little or no dedicated budget dollars for sustainability initiatives, as it will highlight low-cost initiatives and options for deeper investments.

Learning Outcome

After participating in this webcast, you will be able to identify green programs that may work in your residence halls.


  • Overview of the AI sustainability model
  • Green programs and sustainability initiatives for residence halls
    • Organic waste management
    • Energy competition
    • Suite-style initiatives
      • “Green Star Unit” initiative
    • Sustainable move-out
  • Getting started at your institution


Cate Morrison, Residence Life Manager – Place Vanier, Student Housing and Hospitality Services, University of British Columbia

Johanna Webber, Residence Life Manager – Walter Gage, Student Housing and Hospitality Services, University of British Columbia


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