“[We hope students have a] better awareness of environmental racism and land dispossession, what individual and collective impacts look like, and improved intersectional direct action and practices within accessibility and sustainability.”
There’s Something in the Water Book Launch and Panel on Environmental Racism
Fall 2018 - Winter 2019 In Review
40 student sustainability projects were funded a total of $95,016 in the 2018/2019 academic year
In the past 5 years, the amount of funding requested by projects of the SAF has increased by 41%
Funding Requested by Projects($)
Percentage of Funding by Sustainability Theme
- Social Justice
- Food System
- Education & Research
- Health & Wellbeing
- Energy, Resources & Technology
Number of Projects Funded by Sustainability Theme
In the 2018/2019 academic year, Social Justice projects were given the most amount of funding and Energy, Resource, and Technology projects were given the second-largest amount of funding.
However, there were more Education and Research projects as well as Community projects than Energy, Resource, and Technology projects. This means that Energy, Resource, and Technology projects are generally funded more per project.
Amount of Projects Funded by Sustainability Issue in 2018-2019
- Community Building
- Democratization of Knowledge
- Human Health and Wellness
- Race and Ethnicity
- Gender and Sexuality
- Food Security and Sovereignty
- Labour Issues
- Poverty and Income Inequality
- Community Economic Development and Alternative Business Models
- Sustainable Transportation & Infrastructure
- Sustainable Production & Consumption
- Environmental Justice
- Climate Change
We expect that they will have learned, from example, how a work that centres the experiences of queer people of colour differs from works which treat those experiences as secondary or marginal. We expect that they’ll be more aware and respectful of the presence of queer artists of colour within the Concordia community, given their exposure to this group’s work.
[Many people have] expressed excitement at the prospects of having a student run smoothie bar on campus and expressed positive feedback on the taste of our smoothies […] Everyone was interested with our idea of using donated produce and our goals surrounding sustainability.
-The Green Pod
We hoped to introduce people, especially new students or people new to Montreal, to concepts of social justice and sustainability, and to movements that are happening at Concordia and in the city. By providing information in the style of 101 articles or how-to pieces, and by prioritizing pieces that aren’t written in overly academic language, we hope to make the terminology of social justice movements accessible to everyone.
“We expected that participants would gain important perspectives on the human realities of poverty, as well as the implications for policy and the possible paths toward poverty reduction. We hoped to challenge the notion that poverty is an inevitable part of society.”
-Poverty Reduction Panel