The Student Sustainability Service
photo credit: Trevor Chow-Fraser / Office of Sustainability, University of Alberta
Sustain SU is a service of the Students’ Union (SU) that provides peer-to-peer learning and support for all undergraduate students to incorporate sustainability into every aspect of their university experience. This includes providing sustainability-based services to the entire campus community, as well as opportunities to facilitate change on a larger scale. To achieve its mission, the organization operates under three pillars:
Student Engagement – Sustain SU provides employment and volunteer opportunities that allow students to become involved in the provision of sustainability-based services, as well as larger scale cultural change. In addition, Sustain SU personnel help all departments within the SU advance and communicate the sustainability of their operations.
Services – Sustain SU operates a number of projects that provide campus community members with tangible and easy ways to live more sustainably, as well as information on how to further explore what sustainability means to them. Each project is facilitated by volunteers who communicate the sustainable qualities and results of the respective project to clients.
Collaboration – Through a strong working relationship with the Office of Sustainability, Sustain SU works to make it easier for students to launch sustainability-related initiatives, as well as improve the sustainability of current efforts. This is done by actively seeking to collaborate with the University of Alberta’s various organizations, as well as by providing student and community initiatives with in-kind support and greater access to the SU’s resources.
Join our mailing list
If you would like to receive bi-weekly newsletters from Sustain SU, please follow this link to submit your email address.
Sustain SU mailing list members receive updates of what Sustain SU is currently working on, information about events, issues, activities and opportunities within the larger community—everything from speaking events to job/ volunteer opportunities to scholarships.
Please also send us your comments regarding campus sustainability issues, what you think of the website, our projects or the emails you're receiving from us. Your input is really important to making Sustain SU something University students want to be involved in.
Monday to Friday
Hours are irregular.
Best available by appointment.
Sustain SU Office
0-81 Student Life Central desk Lower Level
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW