ABOUT

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

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 07:30 AM
    SFU Vancouver - Harbour Centre in Vancouver, Canada

    Bike to Work Week - SFU Vancouver

    Ready to ride your two-wheeler? Embark and SFU Vancouver, are partnering to host a celebration station at the Harbour Centre campus for Bike to Work Week. 

    How it works: Ride your bike to SFU Vancouver on Wednesday, May 31st, and drop by our celebration station (entrance on Hastings Street) between 7:30 and 10 am. If you can't make it, you can still participate by uploading a photo to Twitter, Facebook, or instagram and using the hashtag #BiketoSFU

    What you'll get: Along with some high-fives, you can expect:

    • Free breakfast foods and coffee;
    • A chance to win awesome prizes;
    • And a whole whack of other activities.

    For more information on Bike to Work Week, check out HUB's website.

    Thursday, June 01, 2017 at 08:00 AM

    Bike to Work Week - SFU Burnaby

    Ready to ride your two-wheeler? Embark, with support from Parking & Sustainable Mobility Services, are partnering to host a celebration station at SFU Burnaby for Bike to Work Week. 

    How it works: Ride your bike to SFU Burnaby on Thursday, June 1st, and drop by our celebration station at SFU Cornerstone (Town and Gown Square) between 8 and 10am. If you can't make it, you can still participate by uploading a photo to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and using the hashtag #BiketoSFU

    What you'll get: Along with some high-fives, you can expect:

    • Free refreshments;
    • The chance to win awesome prizes;
    • And a whole bunch of other activities!

    For more information on Bike to Work Week, check out HUB's website.


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    Food Recovery

    When my friend Anna invited me to a film screening event hosted by Embark of the movie Just Eat It last year, I didn't realize the path it would put me on. Flash forward to today and I am seven months into a food recovery non-profit organization named Food Stash Foundation that has grown to have collected over 80,000 lbs of leftover food from thirty-six different stores and delivered it to twenty-six different charities throughout Vancouver with the help of 12 weekly volunteers.   
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    SFU TankTalks

    The Burnaby Mountain Tank Farm expansion has been a topic of much contention lately, and it is imperative that we understand what is happening in our community. In order to do so, Embark Sustainability, SFU 350, Force of Nature, World Literature Student Union, SFU Faculty Association, SFU Graduate Student Society, SFPIRG, and BROKE came together to host TankTalks, a dialogue-based town hall. On April 3rd, sixty guests attended the event to discuss the implications of the tank farm expansion and to build momentum for the Tank Farm Rally organized by the Simon Fraser Student Society.
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