The university’s first-ever assessment of sustainability was called the Concordia Campus Sustainability Assessment (CCSA) and was launched in 2003 by Sustainable Concordia, which went on to become and has remained a student fee-levy group.
The Sustainability Action Fund is a student fee-levy group that has been funding student sustainability projects at Concordia since 2007.
Concordia phased out the sale of plastic water bottles at all university-controlled campus restaurants and vending machines in 2011. Learn about other waste efforts being led by Zero Waste Concordia.
Concordia’s Office of Sustainability was created in 2019. There are five full-time staff positions across different departments whose primary mandate includes furthering sustainability at the university.
In 2019, Concordia joined nine other Quebec universities in declaring a climate emergency and went on to commit to fully sustainable investments by 2025.
The Sustainability Ambassadors Program is an initiative linking sustainability-minded students, faculty and staff with opportunities to provide peer-to-peer sustainability education with participating groups or departments.
Collaboratively developing the Sustainability Action Plan