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 work closely with Grassroots Cafe and KSA Multipass to achieve sustainable campus life.

Food
  • The KSA helped create the now-independent Kwantlen Street Farmers Market in Richmond, where you can buy produce grown by KPU students.
  • We also offer a 50% discount for the new CSA produce box program! Email sustainability@kusa.ca for your promo code.

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.
  • We 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. 
  • Please email harjot.sran@kusa.ca to apply
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!

Applications will open in Summer 2022!

Committee

Email prabhjot.deol@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

SustainableKSA sends students to two conferences in the Fall semester each year:

The National Zero Waste Conference 

and

The Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

Stay tuned for more information on how to apply!

Have another conference you’d like to attend? Email sustainability@kusa.ca to see if we can help you out.

Sustainable KSA Blog

Want to read about sustainability topics on- and off-campus?

Check out our NEW Sustainability Blog created by our very own Sustainability Ambassadors!

 

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