The University of British Columbia will be having a an intensive one-week professional development program called the Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership (SISL) on July 9-13, 2012. This institute is designed for those taking a leadership role in establishing policy, creating plans and implementing sustainability projects in businesses, colleges, universities, and across all levels of government.
CitiesAlive! 2010 is a three-day celebration of green roofs and walls, and is specifically designed to bring the international community together in an effort to address the issues of green roofs and walls as they relate to environmental, social and economic needs on a local, regional and global level. Some of the topics to be addressed include: Urban food, energy savings, renewables, embodied energy, water-energy dynamics, biofuels, and cost savings.