12 Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Find the most recent Gazette stories for this goal here.

Teaching and Learning:

  • In summer 2019, Memorial University acquired the lease of an 80-acre farm in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador: the Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems. The Pye Centre is a community-led hub of Northern-focused food systems research, education, community connections, production, and distribution in Labrador, and promotes Memorial’s commitment to supporting food innovation.


Public Engagement:

  • In 2016, a greenhouse was opened at Memorial’s community garden behind Queen’s College. Furthermore, 26 new plots were added to the garden, including an accessible plot.
  • O’Brien Farm received a $10,000 donation from the Office of Public Engagement’s Accelerator Fund in 2019 to construct a demonstration model of an earth-sheltered greenhouse. This type of greenhouse is well-suited for colder climates, and the project hopes that it can help bolster food security in the province.
  • In 2018, Greenspace and Seaside Apparel, businesses ran by Memorial students, took top prizes at the Social Innovation Challenge. Greenspace is an urban farming business seeking to improve food security in Newfoundland and Labrador, while Seaside Apparel uses cotton scraps and recycled plastic bottles to create ethically manufactured, low waste clothing.
  • Enactus Memorial launched Project Succseed in 2021. The project uses hydroponics grow fresh and affordable produce in Rigolet year round, and hopes to expand into other northern communities in the future.