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Earth Day is an annual celebration that honours the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect our natural resources for future generations. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 and continues to be celebrated on this date every year. To learn more about this movement and how you can become a take part, of it visit the Earth Day Canada website.

What's happening at Concordia

Take on the City Nature Challenge at the Loyola Campus

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Urban biodiversity scavenger hunt

Find out how to participate in The Urban Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt Challenge

A call to leadership: Let’s rethink our cities to advance the fight on climate change

OPINION: Vice-president, Services and Sustainability, Michael Di Grappa announces an ambitious initiative to decarbonize Concordia's activities by 2040

The innovations underway at Concordia lead us to believe similar transformations can be made on a wider scale. Montreal is a leading university hub in North America with a rich tradition of entrepreneurship—two key elements necessary to collectively lighten our carbon footprint and transform our communities over the next decades.  

OPINION: Michael Di Grappa vice-président, Services et durabilité, annonce Plan/Net Zéro, une initiative ambitieuse visant à décarboniser les activités de l'Université Concordia d'ici 2040

Les innovations en cours à Concordia nous amènent à penser que des transformations similaires peuvent être réalisées à plus grande échelle. Montréal représente un pôle universitaire de premier plan en Amérique du Nord et possède une riche tradition d'entrepreneuriat — deux éléments clés nécessaires pour alléger collectivement notre empreinte carbone et transformer nos communautés au cours des prochaines décennies.

Plan/Net Zero

A new model for fighting climate change

Redefining electrification, smart buildings + net-zero communities

On February 6, 2024, Volt-Age announced seed funding for 36 research projects from Concordia and its partner institutions, the University of Calgary, Toronto Metropolitan University and Dalhousie University.

This significant investment is meant to jump-start large scale projects that will bridge the gap between academia and industry to develop green energy and foster sustainable communities.

Learn about sustainability initiatives that support Earth Day

At Concordia, every day is considered Earth Day. Here are some of the initiatives, programs and projects that run 365 days a year to keep this important movement growing — learn more about how you can get involved.

Zero Waste Concordia

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Sustainable transportation

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Sustainability Action Plan

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Sustainable Event Guide & Certification

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Sustainable Volunteer Program

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Sustainability Action Plan

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