Panel IVA: Concordia students tackle sustainability through community engagement
Monday, March 16, 2020; 17:00-18:15
Room MB 9A, 9th floor of the John Molson Building (MB) at 1450 Ave. Guy
In this informal session, Concordia undergraduate students will present their interdisciplinary community engagement projects. These projects are entirely student initiated, student built, and student implemented.
Clothing is an important of GHG emissions. This project involves a clothing waste reduction program in cooperation with Concordia retail stores through recovering and repurposing used clothing. Our goal is to implement a second-hand clothing purchase option at the Concordia boutique through a buy-back program of Concordia merchandise. Additionally, we will screenprint new, one-of-a-kind Concordia merchandise on second-hand clothing to be sold at Concordia’s environmental events and hopefully at Concordia Stores. Our aim is to give students more environmentally-friendly Concordia Merchandise purchasing options.
Cutting down on materials destined for land fills helps reduce GHG emissions from production and distribution, but also fosters a culture of not wasting our world. The purpose of implementing Back-to-School Swaps in campus is to reduce the purchase of new school textbooks and other school supplies such as as books, e-books, office supplies, school notes, pencils, pens, erasers, calculators, laptops, office desks, light stands, school bags, functional desk computers, iPads, binders, notebooks, note pads, paper, etc. Similarly, this project intents to create a space where students engage into alternative economic systems based on sharing, gifting, and exchanging, rather than monetary based systems.
Lettuce Help is focused on researching methods of food waste reduction in order to create policy proposals to inform targeted implementations with local businesses.
Inspired by PEI’s legislation on the ban of plastic bags, this project works on strategies and lobbies for a similar legislative ban on single use plastics.
This project will serve as a proposal for the integration of greenhouses into spaces serving as
centers for community engagement throughout Montreal. The structure of the greenhouse
proposal will be adapted to the specific context of interested partners.
This event is brought to you by the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre with the support of the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies; the Faculty of Arts and Science; the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities; the John Molson School of Business; and the Departments of Biology; Communication Studies; Economics; Geography, Planning and Environment; Management; and Political Science at Concordia University.