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Extreme heat events are on the rise due to climate change driven by fossil fuels and interconnected systems of colonialism, racism, capitalism and neoliberalism.

Though deeper systemic change is needed to prevent heatwaves from magnifying and causing disproportionate community harms, we also understand that amplifying knowledge, tangible strategies and coping mechanisms that promote agency and collective action before, during and after extreme heat events can help keep people and communities safe while expanding community resilience and collective care.

Read UBC Climate Hub's heat coping strategies to engage at the individual, community and systems level to cool down when the heat sets in!

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We all have a hand in shaping campus environments that support health, wellbeing, and sustainability. By championing wellbeing, we can build stronger and more inclusive communities at UBC and beyond.