BIOL 105: Environmental Sustainability

Community gardens, Photo courtesy of City of North Vancouver

Research and proposals for environmental sustainability in the City.

Term: Spring 2021
Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 105 (Environmental Biology)
Instructor: Rachel Clearwater, Michelle Gunness
Staff contact: Clare Husk (City of North Vancouver

Students will select a topic from the proposed list of environmental topics that are relevant to the City of North Vancouver and research an existing project or initiative related to that topic, then propose a new idea / initiative that could be applied to support the City of North Vancouver’s goals.

Topic areas:

  • Sustainability in film
  • Zero waste community events
  • Diesel generators in film
  • Wildfire management
  • Invasive species management
  • Urban agriculture
  • Circular economy

City Strategy and Goal Area:

  • Council Strategic Plan
    • A Liveable City leads the way in climate action and acts as a steward of the environment for future generations.
  • Official Community Plan
    • Goal 4.1: Develop, promote and implement strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change
    • Goal 4.2: Measure, maintain and improve long-term ecosystem health.
    • Goal 4.3: Engage the community to promote more sustainable behaviours.