Student Sustainability Fund

UNB Student Sustainability Fund

The Student Sustainability Fund (SSF) provides students at UNB Fredericton 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

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 include:

  • Sustainable residence move-out
  • Aboriginal sustainability
  • Zero/low-waste projects
  • Engagement or awareness campaigns

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

How to apply

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.

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

Green Money Fund

The Green Money Fund was established to provide all UNBSJ undergraduate students, student clubs and societies, as well as any DMNB student an opportunity to contribute to sustainability at UNB. The purpose of Green Money is to support small and large ideas, as well as innovative projects that address global sustainability challenges with on-campus applications.

To be approved for funding, students must fill out an application for the Green Money Fund. Evaluation of each application is carried out by Green Society executive members within a week. Special consideration is given to projects that address climate change and enhance the well-being of students.

The Green Society is responsible for any money remaining at the end of the year to be used for the Green Society’s projects.