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UNB kicks off new sustainability program in Fredericton

Author: Communications

Posted on Sep 30, 2014

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , Events , myUNB

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is launching a new sustainability program on its Fredericton campus this week. The program University of New Brunswick, Frederictonwill support and encourage environmental sustainability on campus, helping to build a better university and advance UNB as a sustainability leader.

Several local environmental groups will join UNB Sustainability Celebration: Be the Change! on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 12-1 p.m. in the SUB Quad to showcase environmental and sustainability initiatives that are happening in the community. Mike Humble from Harvest Jazz and Blues Galaxie Rising Start winners, Earthbound Trio, will be joining us to play an acoustic set.

Participants

  • Nature NB
  • The Nature Trust of New Brunswick
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society New Brunswick
  • Real Food Connections
  • Fredericton Food Bank
  • The Gaia Project
  • Falls Brook Center
  • Green Nexxus
  • Student Food Strategy Group

Sustainability at UNB

UNB’s Sustainability Program has several great initiatives planned for 2014-15. One Million Acts of Green is a tool for UNB students, faculty, staff and alumni to keep track of their sustainable practices, report progress, see the impact of their sustainable commitments and measure their carbon footprint reduction.  There are more than 100 sustainability actions to choose from.  Participants may select eco-friendly actions they do at home and on campus.

Each month will feature a sustainability theme with engaging activities. October is food month and UNB (Fredericton) will be holding a food week from Oct. 6-10 featuring a virtual classroom with David Suzuki and friends, a thanksgiving cooking class featuring local foods, and a speaker series with a different food related topic each night.

Join our celebration and learn about what sustainability initiatives will be going on each month within the campus community this year.

For more information please contact:

Danielle Smith
Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Management
506-447-3162
e-mail: sustain@unb.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UNBSustainability
Twitter: www.twitter.com/UNB_Sustain