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March for Sustainability

March for Sustainability

A university-wide initiative

This March, join the UFV community in a series of events dedicated to a vast range of sustainability topics — from climate change to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

March for Sustainability 2024

March for Sustainability

Launched in 2022, March for Sustainability is an annual initiative that brings our entire university together in pursuit of creating a thriving, harmonious, and just future for all.

Throughout March, you're invited to participate in a series of collaborative events, co-hosted by various UFV departments and groups. You'll have the opportunity to learn about sustainability topics such as climate change, biodiversity, EDI, and gender equity. Each one aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the 5Ps of Sustainable Development. Join in, learn, and make a difference!

What's happening in March 2024?


A graphic depicting five interwoven themes: people, prosperity, planet, partnership, peace

Week One Events

March 4 - 8, 2024


March 5, 2024 | 9:45 am - 2:30 pm

Inspiring Inclusion: Local and Global

Join Global Development Studies students as they present their work on gender equality issues and facilitate hands-on activities.

Inclusion event info »

March 6, 2024 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Know Your Roots! (CEP campus)

Eating sustainably has many elements. Join us in this event to get to know your local roots and learn how to become a sustainable consumer!

Local roots event info »

March 7, 2024 | 12 pm - 2 pm

Code Green: Computing for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Learn about the intersections between sustainability and computing, in this interactive and informative event. 

Code Green event info »

March 8, 2024 | 12 pm - 1:30 pm

Sustainability Pathway Info Session (ABB)

Learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and the steps being taken by UFV to increase sustainability on campus and beyond.

Sustainability event info »


Week 2 Events

March 11 - 15, 2024


March 12, 2024 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Traditional Plant Walk

Learn the Halq’eméylem names, the relationships, and the gifts of plants on this Traditional Plant Walk

RSVP for the Plant Walk »

March 12, 2024 | 4 pm - 6 pm

Cedar Weaving Workshop

Learn how to weave cedar into bracelets while embracing the teaching of Lets'emo:t, Lets'eth'a:le (one heart, one mind).

RSVP for Cedar Weaving »

March 13, 2024 | 4:30 pm

Seed: The Untold Story – Movie Screening (CEP campus)

Come and join us in the CEP library to watch SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY which follows passionate seed-keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy.

SEED film event info »

March 14, 2024 | 11 am - 3 pm

Early Earth Day

Join us in this hands-on learning opportunity as we celebrate the beautiful place we call home – Earth!  

Early Earth Day event info »

March 15, 2024 | 10 am - 12 pm

Movie Screening: Above and Below the Ground

In Myanmar’s first and only country-wide environmental movement, Indigenous punk rock pastors and women activists protect a sacred river from a Chinese-built megadam through protest, prayer, and Karaoke music videos. 

Above & Below the Ground film event info »


Week Three Events

March 18 - 22, 2024


March 19, 2024 | 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Movie Screening: There’s Something in the Water

Join us for a screening of “There’s Something in the Water,” where Elliot Page brings attention to the injustices and injuries caused by environmental racism in his home province, Nova Scotia.

Water movie event info »

March 20, 2024 | 4:30 pm

Science Café: Plants, Pests, and Pollinators (CEP campus)

Join us for a casual, dynamic discussion about pests, pollinators, and plants with UFV scientists.

Science Cafe event info »

March 21, 2024 | 9:30 - 11:30 am

A Trash-terpiece Event: UFV Waste Audit

Come improve your litter-acy with this trash-tastic event! Learn about waste sources, management, and disposal while the UFV Waste Audit is taking place.

Trash-terpiece event info »

March 21, 2024 | 1 - 3 pm

Panel  - Overcoming Environmental Racism and Injustice

This panel will take place in honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism and Injustice.

Environmental racism event info »

March 22, 2024 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Sustainability Pathway Info Session (CEP)

Learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and the steps being taken by UFV to increate sustainability on campus and beyond.

Sustainability event info »


Week 4 Events

March 25 - 29, 2024


March 26, 2024 | 10 am - 2 pm

Clothes the Loop: Reduce, Renew, Restyle

Mend your clothes, take an item from the “Career Closet”, and learn about the many ways to make more sustainable clothing choices!

Clothing event info »

March 27, 2024 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Place Names Tour: Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

Listen and learn about the unique relationship between the Stó:lō, “the People of the River”, and their land and environment.

RSVP for the tour »

March 28, 2024 | 12 - 2 pm

Bubbling Bliss: A Fermentation Fiesta

Join us in this hands-on workshop to learn the sustainable food production practice of fermentation!

Fermentation event info »

March 28, 2024 | 5 - 9 pm

Sustainability Open Mic Night & Queeraoke

Use your creativity as an outlet for the sustainability issues we are facing, and stick around to belt your favourite queer anthems as the night continues!

RSVP for Queeraoke »


Making March for Sustainability possible

Event Sponsors

Strategic Initiatives Fund

UFV Student Union Society

UFV Office of Sustainability

UFV School of Business

UFV Partners

Office of Sustainability
Planning, Geography, and Environmental Studies
Global Development Studies
Alumni Engagement
Human Resources
Agriculture Technology
School of Computing
Abbotsford Library
Chilliwack Library
Community Health and Social Innovation (CHASI) Hub

School of Culture, Media and Society
School of Social Justice and Global Stewardship
Student Experience Office
Student Housing
Food and Agriculture Institute
Queer Reviewed


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