|Submission Date||Aug. 11, 2020|
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
EN-3: Student Life
|1.75 / 2.00||
Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:
Name and a brief description of the active student groups focused on sustainability:
Student Union Food - Increasing access to sustainable, healthy, affordable food on UNB Fredericton Campus, and educating students on the importance of localized, equitable food systems through educational opportunities and hands-on learning experiences surrounding sustainable food systems, through the creation of a campus garden and the facilitation of workshops.
Does the institution have a garden, farm, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery program, or an urban agriculture project where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:
The Campus Community Garden - The construction of the UNB Fredericton Community Garden was finished during the late summer of 2017. During the garden’s pilot growing year in 2018, all the garden plots were filled by renters who had the opportunity to practice their green thumb in one of the 50 4’x8’ plots. Located behind Neville Homestead, the garden is accessible to students, faculty, and staff. A paved area and raised garden beds also provides accessibility for the physically impaired.
Does the institution have a student-run enterprise that includes sustainability as part of its mission statement or stated purpose?:
A brief description of the student-run enterprises:
The UNB Student Union offers a monthly $15.00 “Fresh Food Bags”. This program is community-based and supported by volunteers. They source locally as much as possible. This service is available to the entire Fredericton community and surrounding areas. It provides an affordable option for individuals, students, and families to have better access to healthy food.
Does the institution have a sustainable investment fund, green revolving fund, or sustainable microfinance initiative through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:
Has the institution hosted a conference, speaker series, symposium, or similar event focused on sustainability during the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:
A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia, or similar events focused on sustainability:
UNB hosted a 100 Debates for the Environment event in October, 2019 during the Canadian Federal Election. This event brought candidates in the local Member of Parliament race to answer questions about environmental issues.
Has the institution hosted a cultural arts event, installation, or performance focused on sustainability with the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:
A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations, or performances focused on sustainability:
Each year, the UNB Arts Center holds an exhibit focusing on a sustainability-related challenge facing the work. The link below showcases their latest campaign.
Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:
Has the institution had a sustainability-focused theme chosen for a themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the previous three years?:
A brief description of the sustainability-focused themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:
Does the institution have a program through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
Green UNB and SU Food collaborated to put on the Personal Sustainability Conference. This one day event comprised peer-to-peer workshops and tutorials along with guest speakers and a Q&A with local sustainability leaders.
Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:
UNB Sustainability and other departments work with Career Development & Employment to develop work study and summer employment positions.
Does the institution have a graduation pledge through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
A brief description of the graduation pledge(s):
A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that do not fall into one of the above categories:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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