This September, the Office of Sustainability is partnering with initiatives across Concordia to offer several free events, challenges, and giveaways designed to engage the Concordia community around sustainable commuting and travel.
September is an exciting month, where first-year students discover the campus and returning community members commence the academic cycle again.
The Office of Sustainability wants to help our community get to campus safely and sustainably!
Read on for resources, events, challenges and giveaways celebrating active and sustainable forms of transportation.
Monday September 13 - Friday September 19
From September 13 - 19, opt for sustainable transportation options (bike, walk, carpool, public transit) and take part in the Défi Sans Auto Solo! Make sure to register as a participant and select Concordia University as your organization. Plug in the details of each trip for a chance to win some pretty cool prizes!
By registering with Concordia University as your organization by the time the challenge opens, you immediately enter a draw to win a transferable monthly subscription for BIXI (announed September 13).
At the end of the challenge, the Concordian with the most number of points will wina ticket to a private cabin at La Grande Roue de Montréal (announced September 20).
SEPT 15: Book Launch | Reimagining waiting for the bus
Wednesday, September 15
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Metro Frontenac / Virtual
On Wednesday September 15 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm join in person at Metro Frontenac or virtually through Facebook live streaming for the book launch of an open access guide “Réinventer l'attente du bus” (Reimagining waiting for the bus) published under the direction of Carmela Cucuzzella, Jean-Pierre Chupin, Emmanuel Rondia and Sherif Goubran at Potential Architecture Books (Montréal, 2021). Carmela Cucuzzella is a Professor in Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University and the founding Co-director of Next Generation Cities Institute.
This creative guide, the result of an international competition, is a synthesis of the best ideas in the form of a free resource to stimulate citizen discussions and engagement of community groups around the improvement of small urban environments related to bus stops. Éric Alan Caldwell, Head of Mobility at the City of Montreal, and Sarah V. Doyon, Executive Director of Trajectoire Québec, will join the event as special guests.
SEPT 24: Off-campus activity | Group bike ride in Montreal
Friday, September 24
Meeting place TBD
Want to cycle with others to get the hang of it, or just to enjoy yourself? Would you like to meet some cool folks and explore a little bit of MTL by bike? Celebrate Sustainable Transportation Month in style by joining the Concordia Outdoors Club for a group bike ride!
Bike to campus safely and get a free morning coffee! From 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Sep 28 & 30, show up at Le Marché Express at either campus with your bike helmet and get a small cup of Fairtrade certified coffee!
Since reusable cups are not currently permitted at these locations, don`t forget to recycle your cup when you`re done (yes, they are recyclable at Concordia-- but lids go in the trash!).