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Partnerships and associations

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UNB is proud to partner with organizations and associations across Canada.   

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

AASHE helps to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the businesses that serve them with thought leadership and essential knowledge resources, outstanding opportunities for professional development, and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives.

Association for Energy Efficiency (AEEE)

AEEE is a source for information and networking surrounding energy engineering, energy management, renewables, power generation, energy services, sustainability and related areas.

Atlantic Universities and Colleges Sustainability Network (AUCSN)

AUCSN facilitates information sharing and cooperative initiatives among post-secondary institutes in the Atlantic Canada region. UNB has been a member with AUCSN since 2011.    

Building Owners and Managers Association Building Environmental Standards (BOMA BESt)

BOMA BESt  is a Canadian industry standard for commercial building sustainability certification based on internationally recognized and accepted Green Globes environmental assessment plan.

This is a consistent framework to critically assess energy, water, waste reduction and site, emissions and effluents, indoor environment and environmental management systems.

BOMA BESt has 4 levels of certification. UNB has been a member of BOMA since January 2013.        

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

CaGBC is a not-for-profit, national organization working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada.

With a membership of over 1600 industry organizations involved in designing, building and operating buildings, homes and communities, the Council has made excellent inroads to achieve the mission of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.

New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN)

NBEN is a communication network that connects over 100 New Brunswick environmental non-profit groups. Since its establishment in 1991, NBEN has worked to support the environmental movement in New Brunswick through improving connection and co-operation between various environmental non-profit organization, and their communication with government and other sectors.

NBEN offers facilitation, education and advice to member organization, and encourages networking and communication for the advancement of their environmental work.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

WWF is the world's largest conservation organization, working in more than 100 countries to, "conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth." This global network began in 1961, and since has invested over 1 billion USD in more than 12 000 conservation projects worldwide.

WWF had an initial focus on wildlife conservation, but now works in six major goal areas - forests, oceans, fresh water, wildlife, food and climate. WWF partners with local and global organizations to affect the change that needs to happen for a future in harmony with nature.

UNB began its partnership with WWF in 2019, to bring the Living Planet at Campus to the university.

New Brunswick Community Harvest Gardens (NBCHG)

NB Community Harvest Gardens provides all Fredericton community members with the oppertunity for an inclusive space to garden together. NBCHG has two community gardens, the Hayes Teaching Farm, and runs workshops and events.

This non-profit small scale agriculture organization works collaboratively to cultivate a place for individuals, families, and friends of all backgrounds and skill levels to learn about and experience the rewards of gardening. NBCHG strives to, "grow food, grow minds, and grow community."