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2021 Sustainability Month Events

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Academic Bike Challenge

To encourage staff, faculty, and students to cycle more in their daily lives UNB Sustainability is hosting the Academic Bike Challenge throughout October.
UNB Sustainabiltiy will award the top three participants (by kilometres cycled) a $75 gift voucher to a local bike shop!

Society CleanUp Competition

This competition encourages each student society to organize group/individual trash cleanups throughout October.
Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Most Impact (kg per person)
  • Highest Overall Weight
  • Most interesting discovery!

Send your results in by November 5th - Results listed soon after!

Project Green Challenge 2021

UNB Sustainability is encouraging all students to take part in the Project Green Challenge. Starting on October 1, Project Green Challenge will inform, inspire and mobilize students worldwide around climate action, public health, sustainability, social justice and advocacy.

This call to action features 30 days of environmentally–themed challenges to touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and in communities. Oh... and you can win prizes!

This can be done anywhere in the world! So even if you haven't been able to make it to us in person yet, you can still take part!

Share your Efforts with us @UNBSustain!

Sunday 3rd - Saturday 9th

Green Beer - Cellar Pub | Fredericton Campus

Do you want to help fund sustainable initiatives on campus and do you like beer? Then you'll love Green Beer. All week long, if you buy a local beer at the cellar pub, $1 will be added to the Student Sustainability Fund!

Monday 4th

Beeswax Wrap Workshop - SUB 103 | Fredericton Campus

Come join the SU and make your own Beeswax Wraps. Reduce your single-use plastic waste and get crafty with simple to make functional food wraps!

Time - 11:30am to 2pm

Tuesday 5th

Paint & Plant - Courtyard in front of the HIL | Fredericton Campus

Come join the UNB Biology Society and ArtZone to unwind with some art therapy and learn about growing your own herbs! This is a free event that you can drop into any time.

Time - 11:30am to 2pm

Climate Change Law and Policy Lunch 'n' Learn - SUB 103 | Fredericton Campus

Enjoy FREE Dominoes Pizza and listen to Jason MacLean discuss the Law and Policy implications surrounding Climate Change. Jason's research interests include environmental law, climate change policies, and sustainability pathways, making him an ideal speaker for this talk.

Come for the pizza and stay for the learning...

Time - 12:30 to 1:30pm

Sustainability Trivia Night - Cellar Pub | Fredericton Campus

Think you know a thing or two about sustainability? Go test your knowledge at our Sustainability Trivia Night hosted by the SU! It is also a great opportunity to enjoy some Green Beer. Winners get a $50 Cellar Gift Card as a prize!

Time - 7 to 8:30pm

Wednesday 6th

Lights Out Coffee House - Renaissance College | Fredericton Campus

Come hang out in the beautiful Renaissance College building and enjoy an evening of local snacks, Fair Trade coffee, entertainment and fun!

Time - 7 to 9pm

Thursday 7th

Community Garden CleanUp - Community Garden | Saint John Campus

Get involved in the community garden and learn some tips from experts! After the last year, the UNBSJ Community Garden needs help getting ready for planting next year! Volunteers get Gifts provided by the Community Garden and the Green Society!

Time - 11am to 3pm

Movie Night - The Quad | Fredericton Campus

Join the SU and watch Avatar! A beutiful movie with important lessons to be learnt about Sustainability and how humans interact with their environment.

Time - 7:30 to 10:15pm

Friday 8th

Eco-Friendly Laundry Giveaway - SUB Entrace by the Cellar | Fredericton Campus

Time - 11am to 2pm

Easy Vegan Lunch 'n' Learn - SUB Cafeteria | Fredericton Campus

Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? One of the most actionable ways is through your food! Come hang out with the Vegan & Vegetarian Society to learn how to make some incredible and easy plant-based dishes. FREE FOOD PROVIDED!

Time - 12 to 2pm

Thursday 14th

Vegan Pizza Day - Whitebone Pizzeria | Saint John Campus

Do you love pizza? Then come to Whitebone Pizzeria and try the expanded selection of Vegan Pizzas! Healthy and Good for the Planet! Order a pizza between 2-3pm and you can even try making it yourself!

Time - All Day

Meet UNB Sustainability - Thomas J. Condon Foyer | Saint John Campus

Get to know UNB Sustainabiltiy more! Ask us any questions and share your thoughts. There'll be handouts for anyone who comes to talk to us... This is a great opportunity to fill in the Campus Sustainability Survey!

Time - 10:30am to 1:30pm

Friday 15th

What Does Sustainability Mean to You? - SUB Ballroom | Fredericton Campus

Come join in the discussion and hear from speakers from the 203 centre, Women’s centre and ISAO. Get introduced to the wide range of sustainable actions from people with varying backgrounds and discuss what matters to you! Feel free to stick around after the end of the event to keep the conversation going...

Time - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Tuesday 19th & Friday 22nd

UNB Sustainability Clothing Swap - SUB Lobby and Ballroom | Fredericton Campus

Fancy a new outfit and have lots of clothes you don't wear anymore? Don't Support Fast Fashion, Support your Community!
On Tuesday, the UNB community is invited to donate their clean, unwanted clothes to our team stationed in the SUB lobby. On Friday, people who have donated clothes are invited to the SUB Ballroom to pick out whatever clothing items they want from our collection. For the final hour, we will also welcome anybody from the UNB Community to take items, even if they didn’t donate!
Get Involved!

Drop off Time - Tuesday 9am to 6pm
Pick up Time - Tuesday 10am to 6pm

Tuesday 19th

Stitch It Up! - Ganong Hall 314 | Saint John Campus

Stop throwing away clothes just because they have a small hole or rip! You can Stitch It Up! Learn the basics of sewing and get your questions answered from our experts ready to share their knowledge with you!
The first 10 people get a FREE sewing kit!

Time - 2:00 to 3:30pm

Wednesday 20th

What is Sustainability? - Hazen Hall 126 |  Saint John Campus

Sustainability – Living according to our needs, while making sure that future generations can also have their needs met. But what does this mean? Recycling and trees to save polar bears?  
Well yes, but so much more!

Join us in Hazen Hall 126 on October 20th between 2-3pm for a discussion on Sustainability! Learn about the three pillars of Sustainabiltiy, the Sustainable Development Goals and what UNB is doing to help.

Time - 2 to 3pm

Thursday 21st

Sharing Economy Lunch 'n' Learn - Whitebone Pizzeria | Saint John Campus

Sharing is Caring! Save money and reduce your waste - let's talk about the Sharing Economy. Featuring Brent Harris from the Saint John Tool Library. Learn about this new approach to our economy and how it can help to support all three pillars of Sustainability.

Time - 12:30 to 1:30pm

Monday 25th

PumpKIN Carving - Kin Undergraduate Lounge, 2nd Floor of the Kin Building | Fredericton Campus

Come and join the Kin Society as they host their Sustainable Pumpkin Carving.
Food waste will be composted by Green Steps!
De-stress, carve a Pumpkin and enjoy some amazing UNB Student Performances!
This event is completely FREE and the best Pumpkin carving will win a Free Faculty of Kinesiology T-shirt!

Time - 7-9pm

Tuesday 26th

Tai Chi in the Quad - The Quad | Saint John Campus

Take some time for yourself and focus on your own Personal Sustainability. Join us in the Quad to learn Yang Style Tai Chi. The form enables beginners, old and young, to concentrate on, and appreciate, the essential principles of Tai Chi of effortless movement, relaxation and awareness of the mind and body as one.
In case of poor weather the event will be moved to the SCL.

Time - 12:10 to 1pm

Mindful Yoga - Hatheway Family Fitness Studio | Fredericton Campus

Good Health and Wellness is a key part of Sustainability. To effectively care for our external environment, we must care for ourselves. For this event, URec will be hosting a Yoga session in the Hatheway Family Fitness Stuido to help you find that important time to take care of yourself.

Time - 12:10 to 1pm

Wednesday 27th

Tai Chi / Chi Kung Taster - SUB Ballroom | Fredericton Campus

Improve your health and try something new! Meet Master Yueming Chen and let him introduce you to Tai Chi / Chi Kung and their roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy. Before you can take care of the planet, you need to take care of yourself.

Time - 12:10 to 1pm

Meditation Introduction - Virtual Event

Join SKY Campus Happiness as they will be holding a free virtual introductory meditation session for UNB, aiming to give people a glimpse of what their meditation practices resemble. SKY Campus Happiness is an organization that aims to teach meditation for stress management and overall improvement of wellbeing. They have been active on over 50 campuses throughout the United States, with their meditation practice being examined in studies among students at Yale University.  This session is open for any UNB student, staff or faculty members interested!
Join Us!

Time - 7 to 8pm

Thursday 28th

Yoga in the Quad - The Quad | Saint John Campus

Come join us in the Quad as we enjoy Yoga in the fresh air. Relax, Breath and Stretch to prepare yourself for what challenges lie ahead. Sustainability starts with you!
In case of poor weather the event will be moved to the SCL.

Time - 12:10 to 1pm

Green Spin - Reilly Family Spin Room (3rd Floor Currie Center) | Fredericton Campus

URec will be hosting a 'Green' Spin Class to highlight the link between Sustainability and Good Health and Wellness. Find time to take care of yourself so that you're able to make the most impact in the world.
Things to know:

  • The event is FREE
  • There are limited bikes, so first come first serve!
  • Dress in appropriate gym clothing/shoes - Preferably Green

Time - 5:30 to 6:20pm