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Student Sustainability Fund

UNB Student Sustainability Fund

The Student Sustainability Fund (SSF) provides students on UNBF with hands on learning and experience in a fast growing sector. The projects carried out by students and their partners will help cultivate a culture of sustainability on campus and provide students the opportunity to make a meaningful impact at their university.

UNB Student Union (UNBSU) and UNB Sustainability have partnered to create the Student Sustainability Fund for the UNB Fredericton campus. In 2019 the UNB student body voted for an increase of $1.00 per semester to the UNB Student Union fee, to go into a SSF for students seeking to improve the culture of sustainability on campus. 

SSF Project Possibilities

SFF project ideas

Examples of projects

These are initiatives that would significantly improve campus sustainability, but that most often get overlooked due to lack of resources or manpower. This fund gives students an opportunity to do something meaningful that will also be a great learning experience (and resume builder).  Some project examples are:

  • Sustainable Residence Move-Out
  • Aboriginal Sustainability
  • Zero/low-waste projects
  • Engagement or awareness campaigns

What kinds of projects could be funded?

Project should relate to one or more of the main sustainability areas that UNB is striving towards, or the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.  Suggestions for these sustainability areas:

  • Grounds
  • Sustainable Food
  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste management

Applying for the SSF

Who can apply for the fund?

Individual undergraduate students can apply for funding below $500 with the endorsement of a UNB faculty or staff member. Groups of students seeking to apply for projects funding will need to be in a ratified UNBSU Club or Society OR have the endorsement of a UNB faculty or staff member.

Application Process

If you are requesting less than $500, please fill out this form to request funding for “Sustainable Stuff”. For example, reusable cutlery, recycled paper, etc.

If you are requesting less than $500, please fill out this form to request funding to support your event or put on an event.

If you are requesting over $500, please fill out this form to request your funding.

In order to streamline the fund’s management within the UNBSU, applications will be forwarded by proponents to the UNBSU Finance Committee.