How to purchase more sustainable products and services.


UBC Supply Management and Campus Sustainability are excited to introduce reuse-it! A pilot program designed to help staff find and exchange reusable low-value items like furniture, audio-visual, office supplies, with other departments at UBC’s Point Grey campus. This program builds on the spirit of SERF (Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility), UBC’s former program for reuse on campus.

Sign up at and start reusing. Once registered, you can post listings for what you want or have available to share with other departments.

Thank you for supporting reuse on campus. For more information, contact

Sustainable Purchasing Guide

The Sustainable Purchasi​ng Guide is designed to help you, as a staff, student or faculty member at UBC, purchase more sustainable products and services.

The guide supports the adoption of the UBC Supply Management's sustainable purchasing principles and is a resource for making purchasing decisions that exemplify UBC’s commitment to sustainability. Designed as a living document by UBC Supply Management and the Campus Sustainability Office, this guide will continue to grow and evolve as more sustainable products and services become available. Click the links to download each section of the guide individually, or download the entire guide.