Welcome to the November 2021 issue of ‘Sustainable YU’

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Welcome to the November 2021 issue of “Sustainable YU,” a special edition of YFile that showcases stories about sustainability in action at York University.

This special issue, which is published on select Fridays during the academic year, offers compelling and accessible feature-length stories. The articles and features contained in this publication illustrate the work underway by students, faculty and staff across all Faculties and divisions at York University to achieve the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a key pillar of Building a Better Future: York University Academic Plan 2020-2025.

The editors of “Sustainable YU” and I want to hear from you. Do you have a story you can share with us that showcases an initiative or project happening at York University that supports our efforts to achieve the UN SDGs?

We welcome stories from students, faculty, staff and other groups in the York University community. You can share your stories here and include a narrative, photos and/or videos. We welcome all contributions, no matter how big or small – everything has an impact.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please let us know what you think about “Sustainable YU” by contacting me at sustainability@yorku.ca. “Sustainable YU” is produced out of the Office of the Sustainability in partnership with Communications & Public Affairs.

Nicole Arsenault
Program Director, Sustainability

Featured in this issue of “Sustainable YU”

Answering the call for action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Planting the seeds for a better tomorrow

‘UNHack’ to build Sustainable Development Goals into experiential learning

Fair Trade Campus Week 2021 draws attention to the power of making trade fair for all

Sustaining our future through the power of trees

Bike Share offers a sustainable way to travel on York’s campuses