This summer, high school students from around the world will be gathering at UBC to attend a five-day conference ‘The New Green: Making Things Better, Not Just Less Bad’, organized by the International Baccalaureate Organization and UBC. The event is open to all students entering or finishing first year of the Diploma Program of the International Baccalaureate curriculum, and over 300 participants from 37 countries have registered to attend.
The focus of the conference is ‘regeneration,’ sustainability strategies that go beyond harm-reduction and look to improve the environment. Participants will hear from keynote speakers at the cutting edge of sustainability thinking, including Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) Director, John Robinson, UBC students, environmental activists, international philanthropists, and a National Geographic photographer.
The New Green conference is a natural fit for UBC’s mission of the campus as living laboratory, where a sustainability community is actively extending the boundaries of knowledge.
Date: July 23 – 27
Place: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mal