Sustainable KSA

Our Initiatives

Sustainable KSA works to reduce the KSA’s environmental impact, engage students on sustainability topics, and advocate for increased environmental and social sustainability at KPU. We also work closely with Grassroots Cafe and KSA Multipass to achieve sustainable campus life.

Food
Waste Programs

  • REBOOT free computer repair service

  • WaterFillz machines — Bring your own water bottle and refill  with delicious filtered water!

  • Battery recycling, cell phone recycling, and pen recycling at KSA Member Services

  • Donate your clean used clothing  at KSA Member Services

  • Bring your own mug for a 25-cent discount  at the GrassRoots Café!

  • Confused about the waste bins on campus? Learn more here 
Carbon Neutral Commitment
  • The KSA has committed to carbon neutrality by 2050. As part of this commitment, we are working towards becoming Climate Smart Certified.
  • Aim to reduce air travel and offset the emissions from all KSA flights with Offsetters.

 Our Programs –Get involved!

Garden

Apply for a garden plot today! 

  • Sustainable KSA manages the 26-plot Westerman Campus Garden on KPU Surrey campus. KPU students and staff can apply for a plot to grow their own vegetables, fruits, and flowers.
  • Need seeds? Visit the KPU Seed Library. 
  • Follow Garden covid-19 guidelines
Sustainability Ambassadors

The KSA/KPU Sustainability Ambassadors Program is a new initiative set up by Sustainable KSA and KPU Campus & Community Planning to increase on-campus awareness about the importance of sustainability and to create opportunities for students to make change for a more sustainable future at KPU.

Why join the Sustainability Ambassadors?

  • Inspire the KPU community
  • Turn passion into action
  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Connect and build community with other KPU students
  • Create a project or event on campus (or virtually) – looks great on a resume!

Apply now

APPLICATIONS CLOSE SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 AT 11:59PM PST

Committee

Email jeremy.law@kusa.ca to join the KSA Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee is an advisory committee made up of elected student representatives as well as student-at-large members. The Committee advises the KSA on matters related to sustainability.  

Conferences

Sustainable KSA has an opportunity for two KPU students to attend the National Zero Waste Conference on Thursday, October 28. The conference brings together speakers from around the world on themes like the circular economy, food waste, and innovation in packaging and waste reduction. For more information, please see http://www.zwc.ca/Pages/index.aspx.

This virtual conference starts at 8:30am and runs until 5:15pm on Thursday, October 28. Students applying should ensure they are able to attend the majority of the event. The conference fee will be covered by the KSA.

To apply, please send your resume along with a short statement outlining your interest in zero waste, and/or how this relates to your current studies to sustainability@kusa.ca. Applications will be received until 12 noon on Monday, October 18, 2021, and delegates will be contacted by Wednesday, October 20.

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