David, Alex and Alan’s work on sustainability a feature story in UBC’s 2013/2014 annual report


(July 28, 2014) To assist the UBC Campus Sustainability Sort it Out program and to underline the campus as a ‘living lab’, our researchers in the BAR Lab monitored the recycling outcomes at two popular eating areas in two very differently designed buildings on the Vancouver campus: the Student Union Building (SUB) and the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS).

The question posed by the study leads, Alessandra DiGiacomo and David Wu: Can a ‘green’ environment subliminally influence more people to sort, separate and recycle their post-meal disposables?

The answer: yes and in a significant way.

Read the full story in Connected by Commitment: The University of British Columbia’s (UBC) 2013/14 Annual Report