Weekly Clubs and Societies series: Green Society

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The Green Society brings awareness and initiatives to environmental problems and promotes solutions to students at UNB Saint John.

(The Green Society UNBSJ/Facebook)

Activities and events

The Green Society organizes many fun and useful activities for all students throughout the year.

This includes outdoor activities, maintenance and clean-up of the Tucker Park walking trails, a recycling program, and much more. They also hold sustainability workshops, community clean-ups, and were part of UNB’s Sustainability month in October.

In the past, they have hosted environmental seminars, contests, and giveaways.

The vision

The Green Society organizes events according to its vision and ideals for UNB Saint John students and the campus. They aim to create a campus where more products are recycled and composted, as well as increasing our renewable energy.

Their vision also involves students – they aim to make students and staff aware of their environment to motivate them to follow more environmentally-friendly measures.

Additionally, they envision a future where all students are able to afford and access healthy food and textbooks when currently affording both is a problem for many students.

Statement from The Green Society

The Green Society’s mission to improve our campus for students and staff includes reducing UNB Saint John’s ecological footprint, increasing energy efficiency on campus, generating continual public awareness, and supporting accessible and sustainable education for all students.

Interested in joining?

Students can become general members of the Green Society by emailing unbgreensociety@gmail.com or sending a private message to either their Facebook or Instagram page.

To stay up to date with the society’s events and activities, follow their Facebook and Instagram pages.