During November, teams across UBC participated in the Sort It Out Showdown. The competition involved various recycling themed activities, in which teams competed to increase knowledge about sustainability initiatives at UBC.
SPPH Zero Heroes: (l to r): Jackie Carpio, Avital Jarus-Hakak, Karen Bartlett, Linda Bonamis, Erin Smith
The School’s team, SPPH Zero Heroes, took first place, scoring 350 points – 40 points above the second place teams. Their efforts gained SPPH the title of most sustainable department at UBC. Team members will also receive a one-day corporate massage.
SPPH’s Zero Heroes made an immense effort during November’s Sort It Out Showdown, helping the SPPH community become more conscious about recycling and e-waste. All are members of SPPH’s Sustainability Committee, which, in the last two years, worked to make SPPH a Zero Waste building. They have spearheaded composting and recycling activities throughout the building and introduced individual bins for cereal liners, printer cartridges, and Styrofoam.
More than 130lbs of batteries, 8 cages of e-waste, and 380 printer cartridges were recycled during this campus-wide event, which UBC expects to be the first of many.
by Michelle Zaporojets