Volunteer Positions Available Now!

 VOLUNTEER POSITIONS Fall, 2014

Do you have an interest in sustainability? Would you like a valuable volunteer role that contributes to your campus community? PGPIRG might have what you are looking for!   We have numerous volunteer opportunities that can accommodate most students’ schedules. Call the PGPIRG office at 250-960-7474 or email pgpirg@unbc.ca. The Coordinator would be happy to sit down and answer any questions you might have!

Compost Collection: 45 – 60 minutes of your time (afternoons)  1 x week – participating in the collection of organic waste for campus Compost system.

Local Foods: 1-2 hours, 1 x month – promoting and taking orders for Good Food Boxes containing fresh, local vegetables for campus community; assembling GFBs on day of delivery.

Borrow-A-Mug: ½ an hour, 1 x week (1st thing in morning) – cleaning of mugs for communal-use borrow-a-mug program on campus.

Amnesty International Writing Group – 1 hour, 1 x week –writing letters to fight injustice & promote human rights around the world. 

Sustainability Discussion Group – 2 hours, 1 x semester – leading  group discussions on varied environmental and social justice issues of local and global relevance.

University Farmers’ Market – 1-2 hour shift (Tuesdays) selling local farmers’ vegetables weekly at our University’s very own Farmers’ Market!

Work parties at Compost Site, Garden, Bulletin Board and other projects – 2 hours per party.

2015 Canada Winter Games Sustainability Committee – 2-4 hours/month  – Be a sustainability champion for the Games by leading outreach for initiatives such as Fairtrade, carbon neutrality, green energy, and zero waste (with guidance from CWG Sustainability Manager).


Weekly Update June 6th

Check it out! You can click links and highlight text in our online weekly update. Enjoy!

Weekly Update June 6th


May 16th Weekly update round two

We’re trying weekly update addition to the links work. 

Weekly update May 16th 


PGPIRG Gardens are growing strong!

Dave and Min, our two summer students and Garden Managers are stoked on gardening! So much so, that they have been off line for a few weeks. But, here are some photos of what they have been up too since May. 

imageFirst off, in the Rooftop Garden they weeded it and added 3 inches of compost to the whole thing! 

imageAt the same time, they stated a bunch of seedlings in near by green houses. 

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Dave and Min worked hard to put up the greenhouse plastic in the Learning Garden to heat up the soil. Soon they will transplant tomatoes and basil into the greenhouse. 

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Min hardened off  frost tolerant plants (like kale, cabbage, chamomile and borage) in the Learning Garden for two days and then transplanted those hardy plants into the rooftop garden. Lola the dog helps out too :)


Weekly Update May 22

We’re trying something new and posting our weekly update here! Tell us what you think.


The Good Food Box in the University Farmers Market! Feb 25th, 2014

The Good Food Box in the University Farmers Market! Feb 25th, 2014


MMMM The PG PIRG office is filled with the comforting smell of freshly roasted Organic Fair Trade coffee from Central Perc! A freshly ground pound can be yours for just $11!

MMMM The PG PIRG office is filled with the comforting smell of freshly roasted Organic Fair Trade coffee from Central Perc! A freshly ground pound can be yours for just $11!


There’s a University Farmers Market tomorrow, are you coming? 

There’s a University Farmers Market tomorrow, are you coming? 


PGPIRG, back in business! 

PGPIRG, back in business! 


PIRG Is Back!

After a year with little to no updates, PGPIRG is back in action!  The semester has started, students have returned and projects are rolling along nicely.  Some exciting things that PIRG has going on this semester include the compost program, local foods including eggs and the Good Food Box, a partnership with a local farm supplying fresh produce at the Farmers’ Market, and much more!  More updates will be coming over the next few days and weeks, so be sure to tune in!