Volunteer of the Semester Spring 2018: Joanna Cao

Introducing Joanna Cao, the Spring 2018 Volunteer of the Semester! In her time at Embark, she has worked hard with the Climate Action Team to bring awareness and share knowledge around climate action at SFU. We caught up with Joanna to learn more about her experience at Embark.

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Investing Powerfully Video

On April 5th, 2018, Embark hosted Investing Powerfully. Investing Powerfully created space for students, financial professionals, and university representatives to explore best investment practices for climate accountability. Through a speakers' panel and facilitated Q&A, attendees discovered the connections between decarbonization, divestment and responsible investments, and envision how reinvestment can support the work of communities

 

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Embark Launches Indoor Vertical Garden at SFU Surrey

SurreyGardenLaunch_Artboard_1_copy.pngBURNABY, BC - Embark Sustainability, an independent, student-led not-for-profit based out of Simon Fraser University, will officially open an indoor vertical garden at SFU Surrey on March 22nd, 2018. The Surrey Learning Garden will be comprised of two 5-foot vertical structures, covering 4 square feet each.

 

 

 

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Fast Fashion: NOVEL SUPPLY CO. Just Might be the Answer!


Online shopping has a number of its perks shopping in the comfort of your own home, the ability to compare prices and products, and having your purchases delivered straight to your front door. With the advent of mammoth e-commerce companies, these services are becoming cheaper and faster. For me, watching packages arrive at my front door in breakneck speeds (one package having had arrived hours after placing the order) made me wonder what the environmental impacts are from having free 2-day shipping, as well as the additional packaging required to ship my single item compared to bulk shipments to brick-and-mortar stores.

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Board of Governers Student Representatives Election

BURNABY, BC - Embark thanks the Board of Governors student candidates for considering sustainable topics in their platforms this year. Candidates who care about sustainability can advance sustainability-minded policy and support SFU’s commitments to be an institutional leader in sustainability.

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The Environmental Impact of Online Shopping

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Online shopping has a number of its perks shopping in the comfort of your own home, the ability to compare prices and products, and having your purchases delivered straight to your front door. With the advent of mammoth e-commerce companies, these services are becoming cheaper and faster. For me, watching packages arrive at my front door in breakneck speeds (one package having had arrived hours after placing the order) made me wonder what the environmental impacts are from having free 2-day shipping, as well as the additional packaging required to ship my single item compared to bulk shipments to brick-and-mortar stores.

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Introducing Soapstand: A Zero-waste Soap Dispensary On Campus!

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Soapstand provides people access to everyday necessities easier, cheaper and faster than ever before while eliminating single-use plastics. We provide zero-waste alternatives to a variety of personal care and cleaning products right at your front doorstep. Located in SFU residence, Soapstand is providing a lifestyle geared towards environmental and health conscious people who live fast-paced lives and need fast-paced solutions.

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The Embark Solar Demonstrator: Renewables Feels For Reals

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Have you ever seen the huge ten thousand watt solar array on the facilities building at SFU’s Burnaby Campus? The bus goes right by it all day long. Most people have seen it but never noticed. Being engineering students with an interest in sustainability, we asked our peers if they’d noticed.

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Volunteers of the Semester Fall 2017: Angela Ang and Priscilla Lam

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We’d like to present the recipients of the Embark Volunteer of the Semester award, Angela Ang and Priscilla Lam. This acknowledgement is meant to celebrate a particularly outstanding volunteer who has shown a high level of commitment and initiative. They have gone above and beyond what’s expected at Embark and we wanted to explore why they love volunteering for Embark. This time around, we just couldn’t pick one person to award so we’ve picked TWO! Read more for quick interviews with each recipient talking about what they’ve done with our organization.

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I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

HolidayTrash.jpgChristmas is just around the corner, and with the mass consumption that comes with shopping and endless food, comes mass waste. According to Zero Waste Canada, the average Canadian will throw away about 110 pounds of garbage during this holiday season. Read more to find out a few ways to reduce Christmas waste.

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