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What You Can Do

Getting involved in York’s sustainability initiatives is a great decision—for yourself, your community, and our future. The United Nations has established 17 Sustainability Development Goals and challenged the world to meet them. York University is already recognized as an international leader in SDG-relevant research, teaching, partnerships, and campus practices. Learn more about the UN’s 17 SDGs and how York is rising to the challenge.

Answering the Call

Whether you're a student, staff or faculty member, here's how you can make a difference!

Join the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Student Hub

A student-driven initiative, the Hub is designed to help students of all disciplines learn about York’s SDGs and take action to help achieve them—on-campus and in our communities.

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Join the Sustainability Champions Network

Are you passionate about the environment and looking to be part of a network of community members supporting York's leadership in sustainability?

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Be a Certified WWF Living Planet Leader

World Wildlife Fund Canada's Living Planet @ Campus program inspires students to practice sustainability and protect nature on campus and beyond.

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Apply for the Sustainability Innovation Fund

Supporting initiatives that advance York’s Sustainability Strategy and build a culture of sustainability while tackling real-world challenges through innovative solutions.


Make a Sustainability Pledge

Even small changes make a big difference. Join hundreds of your friends and colleagues in their pledge for change.

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Take the Microlecture Series in Sustainable Living

Become a Sustainable Living Ambassador with York University’s Microlecture Series in Sustainable Living and earn a first-of-its-kind Digital Badge in Sustainable Living to share on social media.


Get your event sustainability-certified

Whether your event is a small, safely distanced gathering or a full-blown, post-pandemic extravaganza, make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect the environment.


Get your office sustainability-certified

Do you know how your office waste, energy, transportation, and purchasing are impacting the environment? Choose a self-guided or facilitated program to make your workspace more sustainable.

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Take the Employee Training Module on Sustainability

This training module for YU staff focuses on knowledge and awareness about sustainability, the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), York University's Sustainability Strategy and our Net Zero goal, as well as the University Academic Plan and the University-wide challenge to advance the SDGs.


Explore a complete list of York's sustainability-focused clubs

York has a variety of sustainability-focused clubs, where students actively contribute to environmental and social causes and make a tangible difference at York and beyond.


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