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Fly less Concordia

Exploring the how and why of flying less


DATE & TIME
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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SPEAKER(S)

Cassandra Lamontagne and Sebastien Caquard

COST

This event is free

ORGANIZATION

Concordia Office of Sustainability and Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

WHERE

Online

Image of a large airplane flyin gover shipping crates

The climate emergency requires that we reduce our global greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030 in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Flying is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in academia and accounts for 3% of GHGs globally.

Join us as we discuss the why and how of flying less in the context of justice and capacity. Some interactive components will include breakout groups to identify barriers and solutions.

About the speakers

Cassandra Lamontagne is Sustainability Manager at Concordia's Office of Sustainability. An MSc graduate from the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University, she brings an interdisciplinary and holistic focus to her work in sustainability. She is responsible for supervising the Office of Sustainability team on their projects, for supporting institutional planning around sustainability at Concordia, and for incubating new sustainability projects, partnerships, and programs.  

S├ębastien Caquard is a full professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University and the lead co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. His research lies at the intersection between mapping, technologies and the humanities. He has been actively involved in implementing a flying less policy in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment.


This event is part of Campus Sustainability Month at Concordia, a month-long series of sustainability events and activities.

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