The Green Review

What is Biodiversity

UNB Sustainability

Posted: Jan 10, 2022

Category: Questions


The term “biodiversity” or “biological diversity” refers to the living animals/plants and the processes that affect their abundance, expressed at genetic, species and ecosystem levels. Simply put, biodiversity describes the variety of all life on Earth, in all its forms and interactions at different levels. Why is biodiversity important? Past research has shown that...

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2022 – Make it a Green Year

Sustainability Engagement & Education Officer - UNB Sustainability

Posted: Dec 21, 2021

Category: Opinion


We’re starting another year and it’s that time to reflect on last year and reflect on how you want next year to be and why not look at making it a Green Year! Here are 10 ideas for your new year resolutions for 2022… Spend more time in Nature Spending time in nature can help you create a more sustainable attitude and has been shown to have huge benefits for your mental...

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There’s Snow Place like UNB

Gina Alward, Strategic Marketing & Communications Office

Posted: Dec 15, 2021

Category: News


UNB has taken a different approach to this year’s holiday video: After another challenging year, it's time to celebrate the end of the semester with some winter fun. UNB students want to kick off the holiday season how they imagined it, with skating, sledding, and snowman-building before they head home for their break. But alas, there is no snow! This UNB family comes together to create...

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Sustainable Engineering Competition

Engineering Undergraduate Society

Posted: Dec 8, 2021

Category: Programs and Updates


The Atlantic Engineering Competition (AEC) is Atlantic Canada’s largest engineering competition in which teams from all ACES members schools are eligible to compete.  Teams compete against each other in one of eight categories that challenge participants to propose solutions to engineering problems. At the UNB qualifier, teams competed for spots at the AEC hosted in Moncton by...

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Happy Sustainable Holidays

Sustainability Engagement & Education Officer - UNB Sustainability

Posted: Dec 2, 2021

Category: Opinion


It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but not if you’re the planet! In Canada 545,000 tonnes of waste is generated from gift-wrapping and shopping bags each year, while using over 6 million rolls of tape! Plus, within 6 months, only 1% of everything the average person buys is still in use, the other 99% has been discarded! So, what can we do? Decorations In the US,...

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UNIFarm Greenhouse

The UNIFarm Team

Posted: Nov 29, 2021

Category: News , Programs and Updates


Students at the University of New Brunswick, and other institutions across Canada, are seeking to promote and embrace sustainability at an individual, university, and community level. Students are avidly growing succulents in dorm rooms and apartment windowsills, and many student societies are investigating avenues to brighten up community spaces with living plants and foliage. The desire to...

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UNB Fredericton recognized in 2021 Sustainable Campus Index

UNB Sustainability

Posted: Nov 12, 2021

Category: News , Programs and Updates


When looking towards improving the Sustainability of UNB, we must firstly answer - how Sustainable are we? To answer this, UNB Sustainability looks to the STARS. The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS was developed by AASHE with broad...

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What is Climate Change

UNB Sustainability

Posted: Oct 29, 2021

Category: Questions


Climate is the average weather in a particular area. Climate change, according to the IPCC, refers to the change in the mean and/or variability of temperature and precipitation over an extended period, typically decades or longer. To simply put, it is the long-term shift in the average weather conditions.     What causes climate...

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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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