Thank you!

The AGM on Wednesday April 29th, 2015 was FANTASTIC and it couldn’t have been done without you!!
It was so lovely to see everyone so engaged and involved.
THANK YOU!
Sustainable Concordia is moving forward by leaps and bounds and we are really proud of the work we have done. With such a new team and the uncertainties we have faced, it has been a challenging year but one that will go down in history as a formidable one for this organization!
We are super excited for the year to come and can’t wait to start planning!

You can check out our Board of Directors page to meet the new members!

Come plant a seed at our AGM!

On Wednesday April 29th from we will be holding our Annual General Meeting in the 7th Floor Lounge of the Hall Building from 5 to 8 pm.

We will be celebrating all we have achieved this year, make some decisions on constitutional changes, approve financial statements, elect a new board of directors, eat, drink and be merry.

Oh yeah, and you can go home with a planted bean!
Maybe it will be a magical bean :)

You can find out more about the event here:
http://sustainableconcordia.ca/event/annual-general-meeting-2015

Vote Smart! Get the Info!

by Melissa Frenette

Election time is around the corner! This means it’s time to reflect on what has and what hasn’t been done since the last election. Also think about what’s important to you, what changes you would like to see, what you think elected officials should focus on next year, etc. Finding the answers to these questions can help guide you in deciding who to vote for when the elections come knocking. Continue reading Vote Smart! Get the Info!

Fashion and sustainability: libraries, salmon skin and spiders

by Inga Witt

At the World Press Photo exhibition in Montreal in September 2014, the haunting photographs by Rahul Taludker remind the visitors in a compelling way of the consequences of the fashion industry. The black and white images show the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh in April 2013, during which more than 1100 people were killed. The survivors are still waiting for compensation today.

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Putting All Our Eggs in the Same Basket

by Melissa Frenette

Common sense and economics states that putting all your investments into a company or a product is a very risky affair. Even with help of professional financial advisors and consultants, the Canadian government focused a lot of the Canadian economy in the Alberta Tar Sands. Not only was that a risky environmental decision, but it turned out to be a dangerous economic one as well. Now that the price of oil has plummeted, the stability of Canadian economy is at risk. I believe that the situation wouldn’t be as grim if the government had invested in various energy sectors, not just one; if they hadn’t focused so much on the potential of the Alberta Tar Sands, they would have noticed other possible opportunities. Continue reading Putting All Our Eggs in the Same Basket

Keep busy!

We are almost a month into the semester and there is so much to do!

Keep up to date with what we are doing on our Events page.

Happy Winter Break!

We want to wish all of you a restful, safe and happy winter break!

We will be open again on January 7th, 2015.

Oh Christmas Tree!

by Melissa Frenette

Acting in a sustainable way is not easy this time of year. Many of the Holiday traditions revolve around consumerism and producing immense amounts of waste but there are many ways in which we can reduce our impact on the environment. For those celebrating Christmas, the Christmas tree is one of the most important decorations. It is under which all the gifts are found on Christmas morning. Some people prefer real pine or fir trees; others opt for an artificial kind. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but the question remains about which is better for the environment. I love the smell of a real tree, Christmas isn’t the same without it but I always wondered if I was doing the right thing in buying a real tree for all these years. I had never given serious thought to the effects it might have on the environment until very recently. So I started to look into it and found some interesting facts for both real and fake trees. Continue reading Oh Christmas Tree!

The Revival of Keystone

by Melissa Frenette

With the recent elections in the United States, pipelines and oil development has come back to the forefront of discussions, especially the Keystone Pipeline project (Hodson, 2014). The pipeline would be located in both Canada and the United States, making this a multinational project. When speaking of the Keystone pipeline, there is no avoiding the issues of the Alberta tar sands; they are inherently linked. (Hodson, 2014; Genoways, 2014). We, Canadians, need to be involved in and educated about the decisions made by the United States because their decisions will have important repercussions on our environment. The Keystone pipeline project should not be accepted. There are economic, ecological and social components to take into account. Some of them will be discussed below.

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