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.
The Shift | SFU 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.