Eat Wild


Salmon_Farms.jpgYou know that famous saying, “you are what you eat”? Well, if that were true I would definitely be salmon considering the mass amounts of salmon sashimi I consume. I could probably argue that I eat sushi for 180/365 days a year. Recently, I started cluing in on the fact that some restaurants have the option for “wild” salmon. What is wild salmon and why isn’t all the salmon on the menu wild? 

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Veggie Lunch at SFU: Affordable 3-course vegan meal on campus!


IMG_0818.JPGVeggie Lunch is a great way to keep your momentum from Monday Veggie Challenge rolling forward all week. Affordably priced at $6 ($6.5 takeout), you’ll get a hot main dish, salad or vegetable side, a drink, and a two-part dessert. Lunch is served every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Maggie Benson Forum Chambers from 11:30am-2:30pm. 

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Sipping and Snacking Sustainably at SFU


embark_blog_photo_1.2.jpgRight under our noses, SFU has made a small change with a lasting impact. All Sodexo locations such as the Dining Hall, Mackenzie Café and Junction 65 have transitioned over to compostable packaging. This includes cups, cup lids, food containers and even straws! Our campus has taken a significant step towards their zero waste and sustainability goals included in the SFU 20-Year Sustainability Vision. 

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Welcoming Lu, the new Assistant to the Executive Director


LuDaly.jpgLast but not least, Embark would like to welcome the final addition to the team for the Fall 2017 semester. Please welcome Lu, our new Assistant to the Executive Director! 

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Welcoming Emily and Janmie, the Newest Additions to the Media Team


Emily_Final_Compressed.jpgEmbark welcomes two new media coordinators to complete our Communications team! Meeting Emily and Janmie, two individuals who are passionate and creative sustainability leaders on campus. Continue reading for their full biographies. 

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Decolonizing my Definition of Sustainability


10862115076_33cfc8a0ea_z.jpgThe plight faced by Indigenous communities, migrants, refugees, the homeless, and all disenfranchised by oppressive systems is an unsustainable reality. As I am learning to come to terms with my complicity to settler colonialism, I feel it is important to reflect on these feelings, in order to move forward in sustainability and decolonization. 

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Welcoming Stephanie, Preethi and Emma, Our New Priority Area Coordinators


Stephanie_Final_Compressed.jpgEmbark welcomes three new coordinators to the team! With our new 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, we are happy to introduce Stephanie, Preethi, and Emma to help facilitate all the awesome new programming here at Embark.  

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Embark Announces Their 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

TheoryofChange_WebsiteSlider.pngBURNABY, BC - Embark, a non-profit student society empowering the next generation of student sustainability leaders at Simon Fraser University (SFU), announced their new strategic plan for 2017-2020. The strategic plan was a result of facilitated conversations at the board level, informed by the Student Sustainability Vision (2016). It reflects a shift in the organization’s priority areas away from mobility and towards social sustainability, with changes to the granting available to its membership. Additionally, the strategic plan outlines how Embark will meet its memberships’ evolving sustainability leadership needs. The plan introduces Embark’s “theory of change,” which lays the foundation for its approach to sustainability and community learning for students at SFU.

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In Bulk There's Benefits

fruit-jelly-539695_960_720.jpgVancouver’s first zero waste grocery store set to open next year

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Sustainable Development and a New Class of Consumers


Jao_Profile_compressed.jpeg In the past, not many companies cared about the production process of their products, sustainable practices, clear advertising and labelling. However, much of that has been changing with the growing demand for environmentally friendly products.

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