Best of SFU 2008: Green SFU

New green faculty approved
Environmental studies are a high priority at SFU and in December 2008 the SFU senate approved a new environment faculty that will open April 1, 2009.

Addressing climate-change impacts
SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) moved into high gear,  studying how to protect Canada’s environmental, economic and social well-being in the face of climate change.

SFU helps found climate-change initiative
SFU researchers were invited to play a key role in the new Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, a $94.5-million institute that is a joint collaboration among B.C.’s four research universities.


We’re so green
SFU became North America’s first post-secondary institution to achieve Go Green certification from the International Building and Owner Managers Association (BOMA). SFU also launched its own Green Pages website.

Facebook app earns global kudos
Two students in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology earned international recognition for their Facebook application GreeNet, a power-consumption monitoring program that employs friendly competition and peer pressure to promote energy conservation.

SFU sustainability becomes policy
A new sustainability policy was established to ensure SFU will continue its leadership in sustainable operations, research, teaching, performance evaluation and community outreach.