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UNB and Habitat for Humanity invite community to donate gently used household items

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Apr 13, 2023

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John

As a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship across universities in Canada, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) addresses the world’s environmental crisis in a holistic way, one that not only acts on social injustice but also considers the economic, cultural and social well-being of our community.

Continuing its commitment to environmentalism, UNB Sustainability will help faculty, staff, and students recycle household goods with Habitat for Humanity Restore for a second year. This initiative coincides with Earth Month, which includes Earth Day on April 22.

“The purpose of Earth Day is to reflect on our planet's health and make positive changes to protect it,” said Tom Gilmore, UNB's director of energy and sustainability. “One of the ways we can do so is through sustainable living, which supports the health of the planet and its inhabitants. Engaging with partners such as Habitat for Humanity International allows UNB to build a more just, sustainable and inclusive world.”

At the end of the winter semester, Habitat for Humanity Restore, which manages a product donation program, will pick up gently used household items from faculty, staff and students.

Items they will accept, but are not limited to, include:

  • Desks
  • Tables
  • Bookshelves
  • Home furniture
  • Appliances
  • Décor
  • Lighting and electrical accessories

Check out Habitat for Humanity Restore Saint John or Fredericton if you are unsure about your items.

Please contact Cameron Purdy cameron@habitatmoncton.com , Director of Procurement and Strategic Partnerships New Brunswick at Habitat for Humanity or call 506-380-8186 to arrange the pick-up. Contact Tom Gilmore tom.gilmore@unb.ca, the director of energy and sustainability at UNB, for further information on this initiative.