Climate Pledge

To Reduce Aviation Emissions

Pledge

Towards developing a zero emission university I pledge to:

Monitor

I will keep track of the carbon emissions of my professional activities and set objectives to limit them in line with Canada’s commitment to the Paris Agreement.

Prioritize

I will resist my own fear of missing out by not attending everything and be more selective about my travel; considering the location and purpose of the event, my level of seniority, and the alternative options available.

Reduce

In organizing meetings and activities, I will give high priority to a low-carbon travel footprint, and I will encourage, incorporate, and technically support digital participation to reduce unnecessary travel.

Advocate

I will work with my colleagues, units, funders, and administration to value alternative metrics of success and encourage the promotion of low-carbon academic activities as a realizable alternative to a high-carbon research career.

Sign the Pledge

Note: names will be updated on a weekly basis

Signatories

Jessica Dempsey - Geography - UBC

Anna Casas Aguilar - French, Hispanic & Italian Studies - UBC

Hugo Tello - Geography - UBC

Sara Milstein - Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies - UBC

Malabika Pramanik - Mathematics - UBC

Simon D. Donner - Geography - UBC

Fernanda Tomaselli - Forest Resources Management - UBC

Navin Ramankutty - School of Public Policy and Global Affairs; and Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability - UBC

Ryan Katz Rosene - School of Political Studies - uOttawa

Richard Arias Hernandez - iSchool (School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies) - UBC

Kurtis Peters -Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies - UBC

Julie Fortin - Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability | School of Public Policy and Global Affairs - UBC

Rapichan Phurisamban - Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability​ - UBC

Claire Kremen - Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability​ - UBC

Llana Judah - Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability​ - UBC

Siobhán McPhee - Geography​ - UBC

Janina Krabbe - Interdisciplinary Studies​ - UBC

Stepan Wood - Allard School of Law​ - UBC

Don Moerman - Zoology​ - UBC

Fidel Vila Rodriguez - Psychiatry​ - UBC

Anne Olsen - Library - UBC

Rhiannon Moore - Biology - Simon Fraser University

Nicolas Saunier - Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering - Polytechnique Montreal

Naomi Zimmerman - Mechanical Engineering - UBC

Lisa Nahtan - iSchool (School of Library Archival & Information Studies) - UBC

Geraldine Pratt - Geography - UBC

Tara Ivanochko - EOAS - UBC

Amanda Giang - Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability - UBC

Sara Cannon - Geography - UBC

Maria Carbonetti - FHIS - UBC

Hannah Wittman - Centre for Sustainable Food Systems - UBC

Erica Frank - School of Population and Public Health - UBC

Helen Brown - Library - UBC

Kai Chan - Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability - UBC

Jared Grummer - Zoology - UBC

Peter Johnson - Geography and environmental management - University of Waterloo

Christina Hendricks - Philosophy - UBC

Rene Malenfant - Biology - University of New Brunswick

Michele Koppes - Geography - UBC

Sarah Parker - Library - UBC

Amy Metcalfe - Educational Studies - UBC

Darren Irwin - Zoology - UBC

Camden Hutchinson - Law - UBC

Caroline Voisine - Health - UBC

Shaylih Muehlmann - Anthropology - UBC

Matthew Mitchell - Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability - UBC

Gudrun Dreher - English - UBC