Innovate, Design, Sustain (IDS) is the first sustainability focused design club on the UBCO campus. Our mission is to empower, educate, and equip students with the skills needed to incorporate sustainability in their careers and communities – through real world projects, sustainable initiatives, and professional development opportunities.
Currently, IDS is making a lasting impact through our three teams:
- Sustainable Technology Projects (STP) – Currently working on the Solar Bench Project, which aims to construct an off-grid solar powered picnic table and bench as an outdoor study space on campus that promotes wellness and renewable energy.
- Campus Sustainability Initiatives (CSI) – Currently focused on increasing composting access and utilizations on campus, reducing bird strikes, and restorative planting of Okanagan native species.
- Solar Decathlon Competition Team – Currently working on the design and build of a net zero house, designed specifically for Kelowna implementation and to address community housing needs related to affordability and climate change.
We invite you to join our diverse community of students passionate about making a lasting impact. Membership is open to all faculties, programs, and year-levels, and comes with access to unique professional development opportunities, social events, industry networking opportunities, sustainability-focused information sessions, and more!