The University of Victoria Sustainability (UVSP) is a student-run organization working on the unceded territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən-Speaking Peoples and WSÁNEĆ Nations. We strive to re-conceptualize sustainability, observing how it has been reduced to a buzzword or a check-box in recent years. We seek to expand conceptions of what sustainability truly encompasses and how it can be activated.
The UVSP offers a variety of programming for students on campus—all created by members of our student board! We run campaigns, host events, facilitate action and discussion groups, offer small grants for student-led projects, and create zines, among many other activities. Our projects and programs cover topics related to recycling, conservation, pollinator health, active transport, stewardship, climate change, ecological restoration, water security—and much more! In sum, our work on-campus centres itself in topics and issues that impact all of us, regardless of our career paths or degree programs.