Clubs and organizations


Discover just some of the many sustainability-related clubs active at the University of Alberta. Follow the links to see what they've been up to and how you can get involved yourself.

Augustana Campus

Augustana Sustainability Initiatives

Shares projects, policies and events to elevate awareness and engagement in sustainability at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alberta.

Augustana Earthwise

This group was reborn in the 2010, offering students the opportunity to campaign for environmental issues, network with sustainability minded students, faculty, and community members, and to actively connect their coursework to real world scenarios.


Campus Saint-Jean

Campus Saint-Jean Sustainability

Campus Vert is a group at Campus Saint Jean whose goal is to increase respect of the environment. The group is open to all CSJ faculty, staff and students to work towards sustainability. Each year, the group organizes the Semaine pour le développement durable to inform the CSJ community about sustainability issues that affect us all. 

Campus Vert

Le Campus Vert est le club qui tient à assurer le respect de l'environnement au CSJ. En organisant la Semaine pour le développement durable, le Campus Vert sensibilise les étudiants, les professeurs et le personnel du Campus aux enjeux environnementaux qui nous touchent tous. Si vous êtes professeur ou étudiant, vous pouvez être membre du Campus Vert!


North Campus

Campus Food Bank

Founded in the fall of 1991, Campus Food Bank is a registered charity dedicated to eliminating hunger on the University of Alberta Campus. They provide emergency food services to members of the University of Alberta community under financial stress. As a member of the campus community, the Campus Food Bank is committed to building a greener University of Alberta through programs such as their reusable bag and egg carton donations as well as their ThinkRecycle program. You can also visit their Facebook page

Eco Car

The Eco Car team strives to push the limits of sustainable design by building zero emission vehicles to compete in international competitions. Through participation in these competitions the team hopes to raise awareness about different automotive technologies and provide a showpiece for sustainable and innovative solutions. The team also plans to become heavily involved in the local community. The goal is to raise awareness in as many ways as possible, including school visits (elementary to high school), presentations about alternative energies, involvement in the Edmonton Auto Show, as well as creating a visible presence across the University of Alberta campus.

Energy Club

Dedicated to serving as a forum for energy policy, science and issues at the University of Alberta. They work to promote energy awareness in the university community and to explore solutions that meet society’s energy requirements. These solutions include new economic, technological, and sociological mechanisms that align global energy demand with generational capability. They encourage entrepreneurship, environmental awareness and clean technologies. 

Environmental and Conservation Sciences Students' Association (ECSA)

The ECSA is the official body that represents all undergraduate students within the Environmental Conservation Sciences (ENCS) program at the University of Alberta. They organize and facilitate events to encourage student socialization, and promote networking, professional development and information-sharing about local environmental events, policies and decisions.

Environmental Law Students' Association

The ELSA aims to promote environmental awareness within the Faculty of Law. ELSA sponsors guest speakers representing diverse viewpoints on pressing environmental issues, endeavours to reduce the faculty’s ecological footprint and organizes a variety of awareness-enhancing activities for students and faculty.

Engineers Without Borders - Alberta Chapter

A student-driven charitable organization dedicated to promoting human development through access to technology. They seek to make Canada the most pro-development country in the world by engaging and educating about sustainable development through public outreach events, presentations, and bi-monthly member education sessions. Their overseas volunteers are involved in capacity building projects with local NGOs, primarily in Africa. 

HealthNuts

By providing students with free instructive kitchens financed by fundraisers, HealthNut’s goal is to educate and promote healthier lifestyles and food choices. Their regularly scheduled kitchens intend to teach basic cooking and budgeting skills in a student based learning environment that is open and friendly. They strive to provide the public with informative and accurate nutritional information as well as present students on campus with the basics of cooking nutritional meals on a budget. 

Health & Wellness Movement

The Health and Wellness Movement is a non-profit student organization committed to transforming the University of Alberta into a healthier campus. They strive to promote smarter food choices, more effective stress management, and ultimately, healthier living. A number of student-driven initiatives are continuously being spearheaded that intend to spark interest in the Health and Wellness movement and raise awareness among the campus community. You can also visit their Facebook page.

Net Impact

The mission of the U of A Net Impact chapter is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Open to Faculty of Business graduate students, Net Impact empowers students to use their skills to positively impact their surroundings, help them put their beliefs into action through sustainability efforts, and expands professional networks with other individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Nutrition and Food Sciences Students Association

Nutrition and Food Sciences Students Association is a student run organization focused on uniting students in Nutrition and Food Science. As well, they provide helpful advice, resources and social opportunities. They are committed to making a positive difference in all Nutrition and Food Sciences students’ lives by providing resources such as job contacts, the exam bank, information on scholarships and internship, and networking opportunities through social events. They hope to bring students together to more thoroughly enjoy their academic career and to be more successful in their educational endeavors. You can also visit their Facebook page.

Organization of Botany Students

Active for over 40 years, the OBS is a well respected student organization within Biological Sciences, encouraging botanical interests among undergraduate and graduate students. Events include plant sales, specialty plant growing workshops, herbarium fridays and a 'big things walk'. The members of the club have a wide range of backgrounds from a variety of faculties.

Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology Students' Association

The REESSA is the governing body for graduate students in the Faculty of ALES' Department of REES. As the representative of students from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds, the group strives to organize events that encompass a broad range of interests, and that foster a fun and friendly environment in which to study and socialize.

Sustain SU

The Students' Union's sustainability service, Sustain SU, provides peer-to-peer learning and support for all undergraduate students to incorporate sustainability into every aspect of their university experience. This includes providing sustainability-based services to the entire campus community, as well as opportunities to facilitate change on a larger scale. Visit their website to learn more about the Bike Library and Workshop, Reusable Dish Program, Farmers' Market, volunteer opportunities and more.