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Celebrate sustainability this October

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Oct 6, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John

Every year the University of New Brunswick celebrates sustainability by hosting an annual Sustainability Week in October. This year, as issues surrounding sustainability become larger, so does UNB’s celebration! Join us in celebrating Sustainability Month throughout October.

There will be several events covering all aspects of sustainability. The events aim to help with personal sustainability and there’s something for everyone: reduce your waste by attending mending workshops and clothing swaps; participate in live music encouraging sustainable living; and join environmental initiatives celebrating gardening and sustainable food options. There will be a number of discussions held throughout the month by diverse groups.

UNB Sustainability is also hosting a Student Society CleanUp Challenge and the Academic Bike Challenge (ABC) to encourage staff, faculty and students to cycle more in their daily lives. Ride with us and join the ABC or join your society in a cleanup, throughout Sustainability Month, for your chance to win prizes!

“As we are transitioning back to our collective ‘new normal’ we are encouraging our students, faculty and staff to keep sustainability at the forefront of their mind,” says Danielle Smith, UNB’s Sustainability Coordinator. “Sustainability Month will not only reinforce this, but it will also provide an opportunity for our community to connect and participate in some great sustainable activities and events.”

Along with these events, there will also be an education campaign highlighting the work that the UNB community is doing towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. There will be posters in the Student Union Building frames in Fredericton and the screens across the Saint John campus, as well as online via UNB Sustainability’s social media accounts. Highlighted projects will include student and faculty research, operational improvements, and university initiatives from both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses.

For more information about UNB Sustainability Month and a list of events check out unb.ca/sustainabilitymonth.

Media contact: Kelsey Pye

Photo credit: Jeff Crawford