Through the program, you’ll learn new skills, develop leadership experience, build a peer network and support projects over an 8-month period.
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Benefits of being a Sustainability Ambassador
Outcomes of the program
About the SAP coordinator
Sustainability Ambassadors will acquire sustainability competencies alongside leadership and professional development skills through weekly sessions with the Office of Sustainability and various campus partners, including the Student Success Centre, Zero Waste Concordia, Hospitality Concordia, Sustainable Concordia, and SARC.
Sustainability Ambassadors must be available to attend all weekly sessions during the following times, for a total of 28 sessions (14 in the fall and 14 in the winter term):
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. between Sept 8th – Dec 8th 2023
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. between Jan 19th – April 26th 2024
In addition to the weekly two-hour sessions, Sustainability Ambassadors commit to 1-3 hours of program-related activities:
2 hours per week
1 hour per week
You’ll be able to explain sustainability initiatives, resources, and strategies at Concordia while linking them to broader environmental and social challenges.
You’ll be able to use social change strategies and personal values to address conflict, problem solve and confidently make decisions in volunteer locations.
You’ll know how to design and implement a report, workshop, presentation, or project that responds effectively and creatively to an on-campus sustainability problem.
You’ll be ready to plan, motivate and facilitate collaborative and participatory sustainability educational activities that increase sustainability culture on campus.
Meredith Marty-Dugas graduated from the department of English at Concordia with a B.A. in Honours English and Creative Writing in 2020. It was through caring for the wellbeing of her peers that she was introduced to sustainability and has been working at these intersections ever since. For the last two years of her degree, she enjoyed her whirlwind of research, student community building, and working as the SAP coordinator. When Meredith isn’t walking her dog, she is digging up her front garden to plant cucamelon and milkweed.
Applications for the fall term are open to students in the winter term each year.
Our SAs study in a range of degrees and programs at Concordia.
Our partners commit to providing high-quality learning and leadership environments for our Sustainability Ambassadors.
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