Discover below for climate resources curated by the EOAS Climate Emergency Committee, including the EOAS Carbon Offset Short Guide, sustainable travel guidance, one-stop climate science resources, and skills to navigate through climate anxiety.

EOAS Carbon Offset Short Guide

Flip book version: click here
PDF version: please click on the image below for an expanded PDF. 


EOAS Sustainable Travel Guidance

These resources and recommendations exist to help EOAS personnel reduce emissions and promote sustainable travel. 

UBC has made a commitment to combat climate change, stating that addressing the climate crisis is critical to the University’s key functions.

Air travel contributes approximately 2% of anthropogenic climate change (Lee et al., 2020) but is one of the most difficult industries to decarbonize owing to its reliance on liquid fuel and necessity for lightweight equipment.

UBC business-related air travel emissions generate 26,333 - 31,685 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year (Wynes & Donner, 2018).

As such, the UBC community has a responsibility to minimize travel wherever possible, and choose sustainable options when travel cannot be avoided. A growing group of UBC faculty members have formally pledged to minimize their travel, through the UBC Zero Emissions University website.

For more information on UBC sustainable travel and purchasing recommendations, see the UBC Sustainable Purchasing Guide.

Aim to avoid traveling whenever possible, and find other ways of being present at meetings, events or conferences. Tele or Videoconferencing is an ideal, sustainable choice for communications and meetings, between UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan and anywhere in the world, and will save time and money. UBC has a campus-wide license for Zoom as a platform for delivering courses online and larger meetings. Zoom is an easy-to-use video conferencing platform that offers a wide range of features.

Offset logo 3.pngVisit Green Globe to make informed decisions about traveling green, and learn more about the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses and their supply chain partners. If travel cannot be avoided, using reputable offsets is another way to minimize the climate impact of your journey. However, it is important to keep in mind that offsets are not a perfect solution: see the Zero Emissions University Page for more information.

Offset logo 1.pngOffsetters is a Canadian website with Canadian offsetting projects and its founders are UBC alumni. Calculate the emissions from your journey and offset the emissions through the Offsetters carbon sequestration or green energy projects.

Offset logo 2.png Use the Green Key website to find green hotels for your stay. There are many Green Key hotels in Vancouver, mostly downtown. Check out this link from UBC Finance on three ways to make your hotel stay greener

One-stop Climate Resources

Please see below for a list of climate science resources curated by the EOAS Climate Emergency Committee. 

Climate Anxiety Resources

Climate anxiety is a valid response to experiencing or witnessing difficult or traumatic climate change impacts and issues. We cannot always control our feelings of anxiety and grief, but we can learn strategies and coping skills to redirect and manage them in healthy and proactive ways. Click the drop down menu below to view some starting points, courtesy of the UBC Climate Hub, for navigating through and beyond climate anxiety for students, faculty and staff, and everyone.

For Students:

For Faculty and Staff:

For Everyone:

For a more complete list of links, resources, and organizations to connect with, see this handout.