Concordia hosts its first Sustainability Action Week
Whether your focus is food, waste, transport or another sustainability issue, there’s a good chance that Sustainability Action Week has something for you.
Coordinated by Concordia’s Office of Sustainability, this first-ever series features activities planned by students, staff and faculty members.
The goal of the week is to inform, celebrate and participate in sustainability action. It’s a chance to learn how you can do more within the university community and beyond.
On the last day, some students will go far beyond, taking part in the major climate march in Montreal on September 27. In recognition of the unique importance of the event, the university has cancelled classes that Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A number of staff and faculty members will also attend the climate march as part of a special Concordia Shuffle group. Participants and supporters are raising money for a sustainability-based scholarship.
Something for everyone
During Sustainability Action Week, Concordia is partnering with Vélo Québec to host Campus à Vélo. There will also be opportunities to sample fresh, local foods during Eat Local Day. To get a sense of the breadth of sustainability issues being tackled by university community members, check out the Sustainability Fair.
- September 23: the CSU hosts the Sustainable Living and Climate Emergency Movement (registration required)
- September 24: the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability (LCDS) hosts Nobel Peace Prize winners Mary-Wynne Ashford and Michael Dworkind
- September 24: Sustainability Fair
- September 24: Winter Cycling workshop (registration required)
- September 24: Hospitality’s Urban Agriculture at Concordia
- September 24: Hospitality Services hosts Eat Local Day (with free apples!)
- September 25: screening of Hippie Family Values
- September 25: LCDS and the Department of Journalism host Covering Climate Now
- September 26: Basic Bike Repairs workshop (registration required)
- September 23 to 27: Concordia Food Coalition’s “Bite Me!”
See the full list of Sustainability Action Week events by visiting the Sustainability Hub.