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Get Involved with Sustainability at SFU

Whether you are a student, faculty, staff or community member, there are plenty of ways to advance ecological, social and economic sustainability through existing programs.

Students

2018 Zero Waste Challenge

SFU is becoming a zero waste university! Students can help by motivating each other, sharing resources, information and opportunities to inspire behavioural change across campus.

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Embark Sustainability

Empowering the next generation of student sustainability leaders, Embark is a non-profit student-led organization providing grant, advocacy, and programs like the food rescue, learning garden and community kitchen.

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Net Impact

Demonstrating the relevance of embedding sustainability into business practices, Net Impact offers events, education, and networking to Beedie and other undergraduate and graduate students interested in becoming future-focused leaders.

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CityStudio

Located near Olympic Village, this energetic hub of learning and leadership provides students the oportunity to design and implement Vancouver's Greenest City solutions in collaboration with the City of Vancouver and six other post secondary institutions (Emily Carr, UBC, SFU, VCC, BCIT and Langara). 

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Enactus SFU

Encouraging social entrepreneurship at SFU and in the community, this organization considers relevant ecological, social and economic factors to effectively empower people in need by applying business and economic concepts and an entrepreneurial approach to improve their livelihoods.

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Plight of the Coast

Originally developed through the SFU Sustainability Peer Program, this student-run Podcast discusses the thirty-year ecological and social issue of salmon farming in BC.  

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Faculty and Staff

Sustainable Spaces Certification

Reducing SFU’s consumption and emissions, while improving health and wellness among the campus, SFU’s staff, faculty and contracted vendors are taking measurable actions in their offices, labs, events and dining venues towards SFU's sustainability targets.

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Strengthen your Project

Advancing ecological, social and economic sustainability, SFU's sustainability best practice services support faculty and staff-led research and projects.

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Community

Renewable Cities

Using research-based dialogue, collaboration, and thought leadership, this program helps to build urban energy solutions among cities, governments, the private sector, utilities, researchers and civil society.

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Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Located downtown Vancouver, the Centre is a hub for respectful conversations between diverse stakeholders, where mutual curiosity and collaborative inquiry act as alternatives to adversarial approaches, to issues like climate solutions, urban sustainability and more.

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