The UVic Sustainability Movement is an organization within the University of Victoria's Student Society. We are comprised of students from different faculties around campus and do not tolerate judgement or any form of oppression.
The purposes of the UVSM are:
To build a more cohesive university community that works together to address issues of concern and importance regarding the sustainability of our institution and community.
To foster a campus and community that embodies state of the art sustainability initiatives.
To create a climate for innovative thinking around campus operations, functions and activities.
To promote planning and decision-making that fosters ethical and environmental responsibility and accountability.
1999: Two senior environmental studies students envision a student-run environmental organization whose focus is on sustainability initiatives that gives rise to the UVSP - UVic Sustainability Project.
1999-2000: UVSP conducts 13 sustainability audits on campus in areas such as environmental health, energy, water, curriculum, recycling and waste to make recommendations to the campus planning process.
2001: UVSP hosts special events such as Earth Fest and a speaker series. Also assists students in developing projects.
2002: UVSP works on community mapping, research projects, and green city corridors.
2003: UVSP receives referendum funding from undergrads. Hosts an eco-footprint day and ethical consumption day. UVSP contributes to the creation of the SPOKES bike bursary project is with the UVSS. Work continues on the campus planning, consultation, and review process.
2017: UVic Sustainability Project is renamed UVic Sustainability Movement or UVSM.