Embark is a student-led non-profit society based out of Simon Fraser University with over 35,000 undergraduate and graduate student members. We empower students to create sustainable change through grants, training, and engagement.

We work to represent the voice of students at the university. Our commitment over the years has allowed us to acquire a seat on SFU's Senior Sustainability Council, the Sustainable Mobility Advisory Committee, and has enabled us to work with various SFU departments and groups to ensure student sustainability issues are addressed. 

If you'd like to volunteer and join the Embark team, visit our Opportunities page.

If you are not an SFU student but would like to support our work, consider becoming an Associate Member. As an Associate Member, you will be a part of our growing network of sustainability leaders. Join our events, campaigns, and get access to funding and professional development opportunities. Become a member today.

  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12:30 PM
    Blusson Hall, SFU Burnaby in Burnaby, BC, Canada

    Food Rescue distribution


    Food Rescue is a food recovery program. We collect healthy fruits and vegetables that are deemed as surplus and un-salable according to food industry standards and redistribute it to the university community. Food is collected from Nesters Market and redistributed at SFU Burnaby on a bi-weekly basis. 

    How it works

    Drop by our Food Rescue distribution location at the posted date and time, and take home some produce! We will be accepting donations of any amount and will be selling our tote bags on site for $4 each, in case you don't have a bag. 

    Thursday, October 06, 2016 at 05:30 PM
    Madge Hogarth House (Kitchen) in Burnaby, BC, Canada

    Community Kitchen

    Join Embark's Community Kitchen series! Cook with other students and enjoy a FREE 4-course vegetarian meal. The meal will incorporate vegetables harvested from SFU’s learning garden. Please RSVP, spaces are limited!


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    Fair Trade at SFU!

    During September 26 to September 30th, Simon Fraser University has recognized this week to be Fair Trade Campus week, celebrating its fourth anniversary as a Fair Trade Campus and the accomplishments SFU has achieved within the last four years. Some of the achievements include: becoming the 2nd Canadian university to be certified as a Fair Trade Campus in 2012 and was the recipient of the inaugural Canadian Fair Trade award in the Campus of the Year category in 2014. Just last year, Simon Fraser University sold over 18,000 pounds of fair trade certified coffee and mentored various universities and colleges across Canada to receive their Fair Trade Campus designation.    
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    Killing our Image: Trophy Hunting of Grizzly Bears in Super, Natural British Columbia

    Did you know that 300 to 400 grizzlies are hunted for trophy each year in BC? The David Suzuki Foundation estimates that approximately half of our country’s grizzly bears reside in BC. Each year we allow this population to be steadily diminished for the enjoyment of a few greedy, short-sighted hunters.  
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