Environmental

A climate strike banner reading "strike for climate justice".

Victoria youth march for climate justice in global climate strike

Around 11 a.m. on Sept. 24, students began to congregate outside the doors of the Student Union Building after walking out of their classes. Organized by Divest UVic, they were…
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UVic responsible investing reports show drop in carbon intensity

On Sept. 23, UVic released two reports about their investments. The reports provide more information about the university’s ongoing efforts to decarbonize and make investments with a positive social impact.
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Fairy Creek blockade still going strong in efforts to protect old-growth forest

Province has agreed to protect over 350 000 acres of old-growth forest but protesters want to see moratorium on logging of B.C.’s ancient trees About 30 minutes northeast of Port…

Juliet Watts and Kate Fairley elected student representatives for UVic Board of Governors

The results are in — the newly elected student representatives for the 2020-21 UVic Board of Governors are Juliet Watts and Kate Fairley. Although voting ended at 4:30 p.m. on…

Over 200 Indigenous youth and allies gather for “lockdown” at the B.C. Legislature

Locked arm-to-arm in front of the ceremonial entrance of the B.C. Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, dozens of Indigenous people and over 200 allies gathered around noon on Feb. 6…
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UVic passes new investment strategy amid Divest UVic protest

This morning the UVic Board of Governors (BoG) passed a motion on the Responsible Investment policy, which proposes reducing the "carbon intensity" of their short-term investment and bonds portfolio by…

Protesters shut down morning BC Ferries sailings in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

Just before 6:00 a.m. on Jan. 20, protesters blockaded the BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay with banners, chants, and kayaks. Several sailings through Swartz Bay were significantly delayed or…

Divest UVic blocks university executives and administrative staff from accessing the Michael Williams Building

“We feel that the administrators who work in this building are a threat to the security of our future,” said Juliet Watts, Divest BC Chair. “So, we’re not allowing them…

Victoria-based Blue Friday initiative offers eco-friendly alternative to Black Friday

“Blue is the New Black” according to a new initiative, Blue Friday, that aims to encourage Victoria residents to shop both sustainably and locally this Black Friday. Six local stores…