The Green Review

Greener Energy Solutions for Eastern Canada

Dr. Dave Keighley

Posted: Dec 4, 2023

Category: Research


This December, we are highlighting Sustainable Research Champion, Doctor Dave Keighley, Assistant Dean of Science and Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences. Greener Energy Solutions for Eastern Canada Overview of your research: This program currently focusses on provincial baseline studies to help determine the suitability of the subsurface for solving some of our energy issues. Project...

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Tips for sustainable landscaping

Sam Allen

Posted: Sep 5, 2023

Category: Opinion , Questions


The leaves are starting to turn, and the harvest will soon be upon us! Did you know that fall is the ideal planting time for certain species? Or that some do better growing indoors over the winter? It’s never the wrong time of year to start planning out the future of your lawn or garden, should you have one. Why not beautify and make your green space Green? Here are some ideas to consider...

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Wildfires – a concern for sustainable development

Autumn Downey

Posted: Jul 6, 2023

Category: News



Current wildfires are wreaking havoc on the environment and people in Canada and neighbouring countries. Spread and intensity are greatly influenced by climate change and human actions. These factors contribute to wildfires' broader impact, expenses, and consequences on communities and ecosystems.Environmental ImpactsWildfires affect ecosystems in complex ways. While controlled fires can...

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Reconsider our approach to lawn maintenance

Sedona Cluett

Posted: May 15, 2023

Category: Opinion



Lawns all over the province are growing, and it can be tempting to want to keep up with the Joneses and have a 'pristine' lawn; however, as we become more aware of our actions' environmental impact, it's time to reconsider our approach to lawn maintenance.One simple step towards sustainable lawn maintenance is to resist the urge to mow our lawns in May. Participating in the No Mow May...

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How the Menstrual Health Society used the Student Sustainability Fund

Kate Palmer

Posted: Mar 8, 2023

Category: Opinion , News



The Student Sustainability Fund (SSF) provides students at UNB Fredericton with hands-on learning and experience in a fast-growing sector. The projects by students and their partners help cultivate a culture of sustainability on campus and allow students to make a meaningful impact in their community. The Menstrual Health Society recently utilized the SSF to purchase sustainable menstrual...

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Travelling with sustainability in mind

Krista Harris

Posted: Mar 6, 2023

Category: Opinion


To get away from the cold weather, most Canadians travel south, but it is critical to travel with sustainability in mind; not only will this help save money, but more importantly will ensure your ecological footprint is minimal. Krista Harris, the Executive Director for the University of New Brunswick Graduate Student Association, discusses how helpful it was to have her own UNB Sustainability...

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Investigating the effects of conservation stocking programs on sturgeon populations across North America

Nicole Daigle

Posted: Mar 3, 2023

Category: Research


Universities play a crucial role in achieving sustainable development through their extensive research capabilities and innovative ability to examine societal, environmental, and economic needs. These skills provide the necessary knowledge and evidence-based solutions needed for sustainable development. In light of this, we are highlighting individuals and groups at the University of New...

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UNB Student Participating in the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Rose He and UNB Sustainability

Posted: Feb 6, 2023

Category: Questions , Programs and Updates


Two members from the University of New Brunswick are involved with Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society New Brunswick’s (CPAWS) Canadian Wilderness Stewardship Program. This program connects youth to nature and their local communities, inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards. There are three core components of the program: A CPAWS-led expedition to a regional watershed...

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Energy-saving tips

UNB Sustainability

Posted: Jan 23, 2023

Category: Programs and Updates


Below you will find several energy-saving tips explicitly designed for residences. Each of them is simple, and the savings would be enormous if all students living on campus were to do them. Are you up for the Challenge? Turn off the lights.One of the easiest things to do is ensure all lights – your room, the washrooms and common rooms - are turned off when they are not in use. Any light...

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Habitat for Humanity Restore Partnership

Autumn Downey

Posted: Jan 4, 2023

Category: Programs and Updates , Questions



About the partnershipUNB has partnered with the local non-profit charitable organization, Habitat for Humanity Restore. Not only does this partnership divert good-quality items that would otherwise end up in a landfill, but it also aims to provide a decent and safe living environment for all residents.How does it help your community?Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home and building supply...

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