Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.05
Liaison Cassandra Lamontagne
Submission Date May 26, 2017
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Concordia University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Faisal Shennib
Environmental Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Sustainable Concordia sustainability policy campaign

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

In 2015, the student group Sustainable Concordia ran an outreach campaign on the importance of a university sustainability policy.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

The outreach campaign included consultation workshops for students. About 40 groups and individuals (students, staff, faculty) signed a petition inviting the university administration to support the creation of a sustainability policy.

The input from the student consultation workshops was included in the administration sustainability policy community consultation and the policy was officially approved by the University in December 2016 (https://www.concordia.ca/content/dam/common/docs/policies/official-policies/BD-7.pdf)


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Office Waste Reduction Project (GM building)

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Compost collection bins were set up in office kitchenettes, desk-side trashes were removed, and educational materials provided to encourage proper sorting of waste by office occupants.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

The pilot project, affecting 100 employees, yielded an increase by 85% of diversion from the landfill on the three test floors. The project is now being phased in to remaining offices at Concordia, which will affect over 2,500 full time equivalent employees and is expected to divert over 60 metric tonnes of organics and container recycling per year.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:

In 2014, Concordia Students Union (CSU) organized a conference about food security titled "Concordia Transitions". It was described as a student conference on "Urban Agriculture, Alternative Economics and the massive potential for change within the Concordia university Food-system."

In 2014, the student-governed Hive Café Solidarity Co-op was established. (http://hivecafe.ca)


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