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For the dedicated Simon Fraser University (SFU) researchers whose work contributes to a sustainable future, each and every day is Earth Day. Scholars across all SFU faculties have a long history of pursuing research that advances our understanding of the natural world and addresses environmental concerns.

SFU research programs focus on innovations in green energy development and transportation, natural resource management, climate modelling, fisheries and oceans, and biodiversity. Researchers engage with communities to exchange knowledge and respond to climate challenges, while advocating with policymakers to enact change. Recently, SFU embedded the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its operations, research, academics and community engagement, reinforcing its commitment to the welfare of people and the planet. We also joined the UN-led Race To Zero global campaign to act on climate change and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest.

In appreciation of Earth Week, we are highlighting just some of the SFU scholars making an impact towards a cleaner, greener, more sustainable future: 

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Naomi Krogman

Faculty of Environment

Is there a sustainable solution for “fast fashion” waste?


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Steven Holdcroft

Faculty of Science

Breakthrough technology fuels clean energy shift


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Kirsten Zickfeld

Faculty of Environment

CO2 removals are not equal to CO2 emissions


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Tammara Soma

Faculty of Environment

Raising awareness and opportunities to reduce food waste


Learn more about how SFU and our research community is committed to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals at