The Green Review

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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17 Rooms

Jacqueline Nsubuga

Posted: Jan 3, 2023

Category: Questions , News

What are the 17 Rooms? 17 Rooms is an initiative founded by The Rockefeller Foundation and The Brookings Institution to help organizations advance the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The 17 Rooms process utilizes brainstorming and collaboration to create practical solutions for the SDGs. The first global flagship took place in 2018, where global leaders convened to...

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Personal Sustainability Tips

UNB Sustainability

Posted: Jan 1, 2023

Category: Questions , Opinion

Any behaviour change is challenging and rarely follows a clear linear path. Typically, people get lost, question their methods or choices, and lack the energy to invest in healthy, sustainable behaviours. Indeed, some days are more complex, but the key is accepting that people make mistakes and still persevere. 1. Buy local Locally produced items have a less environmental impact than products...

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UNB Sustainability's Summary of New Brunswick's Climate Change Action Plan

UNB Sustainability

Posted: Dec 12, 2022

Category: Questions , News

The University of New Brunswick's Sustainability summary of New Brunswick’s ‘Pathway Towards Decarbonization and Climate Resilience New Brunswick’s Climate Change Action Plan 2022-2027’. A Climate Change Action Plan is a widely used tool to establish objectives for mitigating human impacts and adapting to climate change. The revised plan uses the 2016 Climate Change...

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