News digest UBC Reports
April 16, 1998


Sustainable Living is the theme for this year's Earth Week celebrations in Vancouver, April 22-26.

UBC researchers will kick off Earth Week a day early by setting up an information booth in the Student Union Building (SUB) concourse, April 21.

The booth will showcase UBC research from across campus dealing with issues of sustainable living. Visitors to the booth can also sign up for campus tree tours starting at noon, April 22 and 23 at the south end of the SUB concourse.

On Wednesday, April 22, International Earth Day, the UBC booth will be moved to the Vancouver Public Library to help launch Earth Week in the city. Presentations are planned from the School of Community and Regional Planning and UBC's Sustainable Development Research Institute.

The library event takes place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information call (604) 986-6756 or (604) 737-8584.

Campus parkade fees have been reduced from $5 to a flat rate of $3 after regular business hours in a move to improve access to the core of campus.

Parking manager Danny Ho says the new rate applies from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday at the 5,000 parkade spaces on campus.

"We want to support after-hours campus activities such as continuing education courses, athletic events or performances at the Chan Centre," says Parking and Transportation and Campus Security director Debbie Harvie. "Also, the proximity of parkades to these destinations makes it safer for visitors to come to campus at night."

For more information, contact the parking and key desk office at 604-822-6786.