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Get Involved

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

Here's how you can make a difference!

Did you know that student co-curricular activities can be part of your official school records? For more information, check out YU Connect hosted by Student Community and Leadership Development (SCLD).

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.

Join the Sustainability Champions Network

Are you passionate about the environment and looking to be part of a network community members who will transform York University into a sustainability leader?

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.

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. The next call for proposals and round of funding will be coming soon.

Make a Sustainability Pledge

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

Get Your Events 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.