SFU is one of just over 40 global institutions committed to advancing social innovation education and action. Students, faculty and staff work with social innovators and business community leaders to devise solutions for a sustainable, just and healthy society.
Currently in development, SFU is pairing its physical space, administrative processes and operational practices with research and academic projects to solve real sustainability challenges facing our local communities.
Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility
In partnership with Corix Multi-Utility Services Incorporated, SFU and SFU Community Trust (UniverCity) are developing a community-based biomass project to use clean urban wood waste, otherwise destined for the landfill, to produce green energy to power campus buildings.
SFU has been a certified Fair Trade Campus since 2011, empowering farmers and their communities around the world through better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade. SFU's Ethical Procurement Policy AD11.21 promotes and encourages participation in trade relationships that are fair and respectful.