Sustainability at Concordia is a community-wide effort made up of students, fee-levy associations, faculty and staff working toward a vision of sustainability at Concordia and beyond that is environmentally healthy, socially robust and economically just.
To foster leadership capacity and applied action that achieves the following:
Supports Concordia’s long-term goals to become a zero-waste, zero-carbon campus by 2040.
Enhances channels at Concordia for sustainable food sourcing, campus-grown food, and provision of affordable, healthy, inclusive food options.
Positions Concordia as a world leader in sustainable research practices and in interdisciplinary sustainability research with meaningful effects on society.
Fosters an interdisciplinary understanding and applied practice of sustainability within and beyond our students’ chosen fields.
Advances the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Links our campus and operations with meaningful teaching, learning and research opportunities through community engagement, student leadership development, and living lab frameworks.
Our student groups, researchers, staff, student and employee ambassadors, and volunteers work separately and in collaboration to transform Concordia into a truly next-generation university. We strive to cultivate space for critical perspectives, complementary approaches, and meaningful partnerships that further our shared vision of a vibrant, just, sustainable future.