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Campus Sustainability Month

October 3 - 30

October is a community-wide celebration of all things sustainable at Concordia

This month, Concordians are invited to a series of events, challenges, and activities related to sustainability and inspired by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Campus Sustainability Month is a combination of in-person and virtual activities for home, the outdoors and both the Loyola and Sir George Williams campuses.

The month is organized by themes, beginning with Wellness and Well-being, in line with World Mental Health Day. Climate and Biodiversity and Zero Waste lead up to Waste Reduction Week. Fair Trade and Sustainable Food coincides with national Fair Trade Campus Week.

Please check this page often as new events and activities will be added throughout the month! 


Kickoff event


Wellness & Well-being Week

(October 3-9)

Wellness challenge

We encourage our community to take good care of themselves as part of an integral approach to sustainability! This week, we challenge you to:

Have fun with it and let us know how you’re doing by tagging @cusustainabilityoffice on Instagram and Facebook.

Let us know how you found it! Those who complete at least 3 actions will be entered into a draw to win the book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer—a terrific and nourishing read!

Take the challenge!

Featured for wellness & well-being week


Climate & Biodiversity Week

(October 10-16)

Climate & Biodiversity Challenge

Let us know how you’re doing by tagging @cusustainabilityoffice on Instagram and Facebook.

If you register three actions we’ll enter you into a draw to win Regeneration: Ending the climate crisis in one generation, by Paul Hawken—an inspiring and solutions-oriented read!

Take the challenge!

Featured for climate & biodiversity week


Zero Waste Week

(October 17-23)

Zero Waste Challenge

Let us know how you’re doing by tagging @cusustainabilityoffice and @zerowasteconcordia on Instagram and Facebook.

If you register three actions we’ll enter you into a draw to win Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart-- a manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism.

Take the challenge!

Featured for zero waste week


Fairtrade and Sustainable Food Week

(October 24-30)

Fairtrade and Sustainable Food Challenge

Let us know how you’re doing by tagging @cusustainabilityoffice and @cufairtrade on Instagram and Facebook.

If you register three actions we’ll enter you into a draw to win a basket of Fair Trade goodies!

BONUS: @cufairtrade will also be posting daily quizzes on social media with prizes!


Featured for fairtrade and sustainable food week


Eat sustainably at the Marché Express Café and win!

During Sustainable & Fairtrade Food Week, Marché Express are offering a free coffee with the purchase of a bakery item made with Fairtrade ingredients.

As well, with every purchase of a vegan or vegetarian meal from our dedicated plant-based fridge, you can enter your name into a draw to win a free meal and Concordia water bottle. Five winners will be drawn on Friday October 29!

The Marché Express cafés are located in the LB building a SGW and in the SP building at Loyola.


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