We want to thank all of who came out to the consultations on Concordia’s sustainability policy draft in the last two weeks.
With your feedback, the policy will reflect what Concordians want for the future of this university.
Stay tuned for updates and action plans!
Concordia is currently developing its sustainability policy that will affect every aspect of the University’s operations, buildings, spending, curriculum and more.
Concordia University Sustainability Policy Draft
The university needs your help to make sure the policy reflects the wants and needs of the Concordia community.
Concordia will be hosting two community consultations:
Tuesday, October 20, from 2 to 4 p.m.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE:
Thursday, October 29, from 2 to 4 p.m.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE:
Student-Run Consultations and Info Sessions
In preparation for the Loyola consultation, SC, SAF and the CSU are organizing student-run consultation and information sessions:
Thursday, October 22, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28, from 5 to 8 p.m.
We welcome everyone in the Concordia community to attend these informative, creative sessions!
What are fee levy groups? Fee levy groups are student organizations and initiatives at Concordia University that are student-elected through the referendum process. Fee levy groups are made up of Concordia undergraduate (and sometimes graduate students) as well as community members from wider Montreal communities. Fee levy groups receive all or part of their operating budgets from a per-credit Concordia student fee levy. Fee levy groups are autonomous from the administrations of Concordia University, the CSU, the GSA, and all academic bodies and associations.
Continue reading Fee Levy Groups Matter!
Yes, that’s right, we’ve combed through the data and you can now check out the results of Quiz 3.
View the report and annex on the Sustainability Education and Engagement page.
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.
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!
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:
Join us on April 9th for tea, facilitated dialogue, and a brief presentation on the future of Sustainability Governance at Concordia.
Find out out more about why we need a sustainability policy at Concordia by visiting our Sustainability Policy campaign page.
Find out more on the Event page.
Join the Facebook event.
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!
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.
Continue reading Fashion and sustainability: libraries, salmon skin and spiders
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