Welcome to the November 2021 issue of 'Sustainable YU'

"Sustainable YU" is a special issue of YFile that showcases stories about sustainability in action at York University. It is published on select Fridays during the academic year with articles that illustrate the work underway by students, faculty and staff across all Faculties and divisions at the University to achieve the United Nations’ 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) – a key pillar of York's University Academic Plan 2020-2025.
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Answering the call for action on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Following an overwhelming response to her call to faculty to let her know about their work to infuse the United Nations' (UN) Sustainable Development Goals into their classrooms and teaching activities, Provostial Fellow Cheryl van Daalen-Smith has established a new community of practice.
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Planting the seeds for a better tomorrow

York staffer Sovann Muon and the Grounds Maintenance team at the Glendon Campus recently led a tour of the campus grounds to show the importance of its gardens and edible plants.
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'UNHack' to build Sustainable Development Goals into experiential learning

Students from across York University will engage in an intensive experiential learning event called UNHack, which will take place Nov. 19 to 21 as a virtual event.
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Brent Brodie, senior procurement analyst and project lead, Procurement Services, discusses York’s Social Procurement Policy and how procurement at the University aligns with sustainability  

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

York University has partnered with Bike Share Toronto and is the first post-secondary institution in the Greater Toronto Area to bring the bike sharing service onto its campuses. The partnership brings a sustainable, healthy and affordable way to get around the campuses and the city.
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Fair Trade Campus Week 2021 draws attention to the power of making trade fair for all

York University’s Fair Trade Campus Week, which took place Oct. 25 to 29, draws attention to the growing instability in the global economy.
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Sustaining our future through the power of trees

Trees were planted on the Keele and Glendon campuses by University community members who volunteered to help with the effort. The trees help mitigate the impact of climate change and serve to enhance the natural beauty of the University's grounds.
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