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Sustainability Living Lab Funding Program

Grow. Evolve. Transform.

The Sustainability Living Lab Funding Program (SLLFP) is a matching fund partnership between the Sustainability Action Fund (SAF) and Concordia University’s Office of Sustainability under the VP, Services and Sustainability.

 

Each year $80,000 is available to  support teams of students, faculty and/or staff in advancing applied projects that align with the university’s 5-year Sustainability Action Plan; it is an essential element that ties together key objectives of the Sustainability Action Plan.

 

The aims of this funding opportunity are to:

 

— Provide experiential learning through internships, classroom projects and project implementation and learning outcomes;

— Provide hands-on learning activities through leadership opportunities in event coordination & programming, workshops, employment and varied forms of engagement opportunities;

— Foster cross-disciplinary partnerships between faculty, staff and students for the purpose of utilising our campus and communities to incubate innovative solutions to sustainability challenges; and

— Empower community members to propose and implement projects that improve the sustainability of campus operations, foster community, and build thrivable new futures

SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN

Eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible, SLLFP projects must meet the following criteria: 

 

— Project team must include representation from students, faculty and/or staff  

— Project must offer experiential learning opportunities to one or more students

— Project must meaningfully address at least one of the 5 streams of the Sustainability Action Plan (Sustainable Food Systems; Zero Waste; Climate Action; Sustainability in Research; Sustainability in Curriculum)

 

For more information or for assistance, please contact sandra.mouafonouadje@concordia.ca

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON FEBRUARY 23, 2024

Funded projects

CLIMATE

Nature Positive Concordia

Facilities Management
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CLIMATE

Forêt Curieuse Residency Program

CUFO Arts
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WASTE

OpenWaste.ai

Zero Waste
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Research

Chinatown Re-imagined Forum

Next-Generation Cities Institute and JIA Foundation
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Waste

Exploring Sustainability Across the Arts

Faculty of Fine Arts
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Food

Urban Agriculture School

Co-op CultivAction
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Food, Research

mind.heart.mouth

Department of Communications
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Waste

MATTEReality: Sustainable Studios

Department of Studio Arts
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Curriculum

Sustainable Transformations Indeterminancy Festival

Faculty of Fine Arts and others
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Research

Deep Time Walk in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal

Loyola Sustainability Research Centre
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Research

Mobilizing Data for Justice: A Skills Development Workshop in Data Activism

Data Justice Hub
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Food

Market Garden Internship Program

Co-op CultivAction
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Waste, Research

Solvent Recovery Initiative

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Waste, Research

EDML Library of Parts

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
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RESEARCH

Engaging Solarity: Taking Solar Media Mobile

Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology with PedalBox Gallery
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Research, Curriculum

Land as our Teacher

Department of Applied Human Sciences, Indigenous Directions Leadership Council, and others
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Waste, Research, Curriculum

Concordia Precious Plastics Project (CP3)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zero Waste Concordia, and others
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To be entirely frank, the sort of practical learning that we’ve gotten to engage in during the internship has taught me [more] that I’ll be able to carry forward in life than I’ve gleaned from any of my other courses. I only wish that there were more opportunities in university to earn credits through activities like this.

-- CultivAction participant

It is sometimes scary to start a project that speaks to your values and transposes that into a vision and mission that encompass a form of activism. But I promise you that if don’t take this chance, you might never know what you could have done, how far you could have gone.

-- mind.heart.mouth team member

Contact


For questions about the Sustainability Living Lab Funding Program, contact Sandra Mouafo:
sandra.mouafonouadje@concordia.ca

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