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Sustainability Month 2021

UNB Sustainability

Posted: Sep 27, 2021

Category: Programs and Updates , News


Celebrate Sustainability this October. The University of New Brunswick has a commitment to lead sustainability across Canadian universities while building an engaged ‘Sustainability’ community. Therefore, every year the UNB celebrates Sustainability by hosting an annual Sustainability Week in October. This year, as issues surrounding sustainability become larger, so does UNB’s...

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Bliss Island Beach Clean-up

Maddie Carr

Posted: Sep 23, 2021

Category: Opinion , Programs and Updates


Marine pollution has devastating impacts on both human and wildlife populations in coastal areas. Bliss Island is a small isle in the Back Bay region of New Brunswick, which has been greatly impacted by marine pollution, especially due to its remote location. While only a twenty-minute boat ride from mainland, nobody has permanently lived on the island since the lighthouse was decommissioned in...

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Sustainable Spots in Fredericton

Sustainability Interns

Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Category: Opinion


This summer, we (the Sustainability Interns) went on a tour around Fredericton, where we learned about various places, located on the North and South side of the Saint John River practice sustainability. Several experts and fellow interns shared how sustainability plays an important role in the production and transportation of their products.   To truly experience Fredericton, the...

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How Covid has Impacted UNB’s Impact on the Climate

Climate Change Officer - UNB Sustainabiltiy

Posted: Sep 8, 2021

Category: News , Programs and Updates


The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of everyone over the past 18 months. With respect to the UNB community, the pandemic forced the shutdown of normal campus operations on both the Fredericton (UNBF) & Saint John (UNBSJ) campuses. While both campuses have now partially reopened at different levels, the impacts from this pandemic on the...

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Coming Back Sustainably

UNB Sustainability

Posted: Aug 27, 2021

Category: News , Programs and Updates


Covid-19 has impacted our lives in a way that would have previously been inconceivable. However, this time has shown us that we have the ability to make amazing changes. We added masks to our wardrobe. We mastered social distancing. We conquered virtual life. Now let’s make one more change. As life begins to get back to normal, we are in a unique opportunity to reset and decide what...

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The Green Packing List

Jacquie Nsubuga

Posted: Aug 25, 2021

Category: Opinion


Without a doubt, living in residence is one of the best ways to get involved in campus events and make new friends while navigating a new space or even a new country for international students. It’s also a great opportunity to start or advance your sustainable efforts with a wider community. As you pack for your move, even if this isn't your first year at UNB, I wanted you to keep in mind...

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What is Sustainability

UNB Sustainability

Posted: Aug 23, 2021

Category: Questions


What is sustainability? Sustainability – Living according to our needs, while making sure that future generations can also have their needs met. Imagine an island in the middle of the ocean with only a few trees on it. You need wood for heat, food, cooking and light. If you cut down all the trees in one year, there will be none next year, or for future generations. However, when...

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Introducing the Green Review Blog

UNB Sustainability

Posted: Aug 18, 2021

Category: News , Programs and Updates


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has set a mission statement to inspire and educate our community to become problem solvers and leaders in the world, undertake research that addresses societal and scientific challenges, and engage with our partners to build a more just, sustainable, and inclusive world. This vision to become a leader in sustainability requires a culture of sustainability,...

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