Sustainability affects everyone. When faced with a global issue such as this, there is only so much we can do by ourselves. That is why getting involved with an organization can be a great first step towards building sustainable communities. Not only does it allow people to connect, share opinions, and information, but it also gives them a greater opportunity to listen and to be heard. It gives them the resources and the megaphone.
From its creation in 2002, Sustainable Concordia has always sought to engage folks in their own future. By encouraging students to cultivate local communities, we hope that they feel like they can truly make a change in their global community.
The goal is to empower people. We believe that there is strength in unity and that with a collective effort, we can truly change things for the better. By organizing a variety of workshops and events, centered on sustainability, community, and campaign-building, we hope to give tools to our community so that they can change the world in their own way. No matter how big or small the action, it is a step in the right direction.
Ultimately, we are all part of a global community, and our duty is to get the ball rolling – to start the conversations we have been putting off for too long, to take concrete actions towards more sustainable practices in order to leave a world that is not burned to ashes for future generations. Seek community, discuss, plan, and act together and one step at a time, we will get there.
If you are interested in learning more about sustainability organizing, we hope you will join us for our upcoming free, online event series: Sustain’Alive 2021.
Tiohtià:ke (so-called Montréal) is located on unceded Indigenous territory. It has historically been a meeting place for many nations, with the Kanien’kehá:ka as the stewards. We encourage you to reflect on your current and historical relationship to this land.