Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.00
Liaison Jessica Krejcik
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Concordia University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cassandra Lamontagne
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

Zero Waste Concordia newsletter is a way to stay connected, find out about volunteering and job opportunities. http://www.concordia.ca/about/sustainability/sustainability-initiatives/zero-waste/volunteering-news.html

The Office of Sustainability has a monthly newsletter that allows readers to stay updated on sustainability news and events. https://www.concordia.ca/about/sustainability/newsletter.html

The Zero Waste Concordia instagram account keeps community members updated on important events, news, tips, and advocacy related to sustainaility: @zerowasteconcordia

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Concordia has installed a number of plaques in its major buildings that highlight building history and features; this includes a plaque in the MB building that highlights the extensive solar array on the pavilion's roof.

We feature well-designed and prominently-placed signage near waste bins and waste sorting centres to help our community members properly sort their waste into garbage, paper, recyclables, and compost.

As part of our Waste Not, Want Not collaboration we have signage located in strategic areas around Concordia (including next to major stairways, in some of our main events spaces, and occasionally as a banner in our underground downtown foot traffic tunnels) highlighting data about the waste produced at Concordia and how we aim to improve.

We have signage near our bike racks featuring encouragement of cycling and requesting for our community not to use the racks as storage, as this reduces the amount of room for others.

The mind.heart.mouth garden features signage about the project, about the importance of urban gardens for food security, and the research being undertaken through the garden.

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Bike Parking and Amenities map seeks to orient community members around our bike parking, bike path, bike repair stations, and more.

The Sustainable Resource Map and Guide was developed by Sustainable Concordia and is hosted through our sustainability website. It provides an overview of the sustainability services on campus and where they are located.


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

A guide on living sustainability in residence was created in 2021. The purpose of the guide is to provide tips for students to incorporate sustainability into their residential experience. Living sustainably in residence will not only help the planet but also provide for a mindful and enriched residential experience. The guide can also serve as a training tool for Resident Assistants.


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Sustainable event guide: This guide aims to provide guidance to Concordia staff, faculty and student members who wish to contribute to fostering a sustainable university community. It presents eight steps
to integrate sustainability for your event and conference planning.

Sustainability research guide: The Concordia Library Sustainability Research Guide offers sustainability research resources to students, staff and faculty. It includes databases, books, films, and journals, as well as online tools and resources to help you in your sustainability research.

The Office of Sustainability developed a Sustainable Office Guide that presents seven steps to integrate sustainable practices into your office and daily life. https://www.concordia.ca/content/dam/concordia/services/sustainability/docs/EHS/Sustainable%20Offices/T18-41743-EHAS-Sustainable%20Office%20Guide-promo-v3.pdf

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