Our commitment to the planet

The Department of Psychology is committed to environmental stewardship in our operational and academic efforts. We demonstrate this through our innovation in behavioural sustainability research—and in how we manage our facilities and services.

Through research, education and outreach, we share a responsibility in helping to shape a future where people and the planet can thrive.

Sustainability in action

  • How can psychology contribute to sustainability? To answer this question, Dr. Jiaying Zhao uses psychological principles to design behavioural solutions to address sustainability challenges. Learn more at:
  • UBC Psychology coordinates a number of recycling initiatives including battery, lightbulb, disposable masks, soft plastics, styrofoam, and e-waste recycling.
  • UBC Psychology’s Sustainability Coordinators share information about UBC’s sustainability policies, procedures, news and events—and the ecological impact of daily workplace activities. They also implement sustainability initiatives for the department. If you have questions or ideas on how to be sustainable, contact:

Peas of Mind community garden

The Peas of Mind community garden brings our community together to experience the rewards of gardening, fresh produce, personal connections, and beautification to our campus neighbourhood.

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