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about sustainability at UNB

UNB's view on sustainability

UNB understands and accepts the responsibility, as an institution of educators, researchers, and community members, to support the advancement of sustainability locally and globally.

By definition sustainability is meeting the world’s current needs, without hindering future generations from meeting their needs. UNB views sustainability as a simultaneous pursuit to achieve economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and social equity.


Alignment with UNB's Strategic Plan 

The Campus Sustainability Plan supports UNB's stratgic vision for 2030 in a variety of areas. 


UNB's mission is "To inspire and educate our people to become problem solvers and leaders in the world, undertake research that addresses societal challenges, and engage with our partners to build a more just, sustainable, and inclusive world."   

The goals and actions set out in the Campus Sustainability Plan are essential for UNB to accomplish the mission of building a more sustainable world.  


Toward 2030, UNB will be a "Financially and environmentally sustainable university that is working toward a carbon neutral future and has improved infrastructure and integrated systems across our two campuses."

This Campus Sustainability Plan provides the measurable goals and practical strategies required for UNB Fredericton to meet the aspiration of being an environmentally sustainable university.

UN Sustainable Development Goals alignment

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals and targets adopted by all UN member states in 2015. The goals are centered on creating a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable world by 2030. The SDGs “provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future” (UN Sustainable Development Platform).

Canada has committed to supporting the implementation of the SDGs nationally and globally. As a hub for education, research and growth, UNB has the opportunity to contribute to the Canadian fulfillment of the SDGs.

UNB Fredericton's Campus Sustainability Plan (CSP) is largely aligned with the SDGs, as it strives for a sustainable future. By accomplishing the CSP action items, UNB will assist in the advancement of the SDGs.

In total there are 17 SDGs with 163 targets. The specific SDG that each CSP category aligns with are indicated throughout the plan.

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