Last November, Concordia launched an ambitious five-year Sustainability Action Plan, developed in consultation with students, faculty, and staff. Covering topics of Food, Waste, Climate Change, Research, and Curriculum, the plan will contribute significantly to Concordia’s newly-committed efforts to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Following the launch event, we are offering our community the opportunity to learn more about each of the topics through a Q&A panel event series.
The third event of this series focuses on the Zero Waste Plan, which aims to reduce Concordia’s waste by 50% and divert 90% of materials from the landfill. The plan’s strategies focus heavily on reducing and reusing waste, and finding innovative solutions to long-standing challenges, including how to shift campus culture from single use to reuse.
Alice Jarryis Assistant Professor in Design and Computation Arts, and conducts research on recycling and upcycling processed glass.
Liz Miller is Professor in Communication Studies, and offers a class conducting a bike tour of waste management sites in Montreal.
Faisal Shennib is Environmental Specialist in Facilities Management, and leads the Zero Waste program at Concordia. He also coordinated the Zero Waste Plan drafting committee.
Arrien Weeks is Material & Tool Literacy Coordinator in Facilities Management, and leads the Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse. He also participated on the Zero Waste Plan drafting committee.
Meredith Marty-Dugas is Sustainability Ambassadors Program coordinator in the Office of Sustainability.