RESOURCES FOR PROJECTS
Need a bit of help finding the right resources for your student-led project?
Planning a sustainable event on campus?
Looking for sustainable materials and printing?
CUCCR (pronounced “sucker”) is a Concordia wide initiative that collects and diverts usable materials from the university waste-stream, making them available to the Concordia Community in one central location: Hall Building H 013-7. Students, faculty, and community organizations can access these materials at no cost, reducing material budgets and initiating awareness and action about the environmental impact of consumption and waste.
Sustainable Resource Library
The Sustainable Concordia Resource Centre is a free library that is committed to fulfilling the Sustainable Concordia mandate, which aims to promote ecological health, social justice, and economic equality. Located on the 3rd floor of the Z-Annex (2090 Mackay St.), library membership is free of charge and open to everyone, including those who are not students at Concordia. All you have to do is fill out a membership form located in the library!
Rubiks offers printing on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, bamboo banner stands, 100% biodegrable and 100% recyclable foamcore and printing with vegetable-based inks.
Looking for sustainable or social economy gift shops?
Concordia Co-op Bookstore
The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore is a not-for-profit alternative to corporate bookstores, located right on Concordia’s downtown campus at 2150 Bishop St. Offering both new and used books, they also offer a wide selection of gifts including t-shirts, bags, greeting cards and more.
Le Frigo Vert
The Frigo Vert is a collectively run, not-for-profit health food store located at 1440 Mackay St. With a mandate to address student poverty and food security, it offers natural and organic food, home and body products on the cheap. Along with bulk food, fresh produce, and other groceries, Le Frigo Vert sells 50¢ coffee, 60¢ samosas, and other affordable lunch items and snacks. Almost everything in the store is vegan, and there are always some gluten-free food options available.
In need of budgeting and financial help?
Other funding sources for your project?
CSU Special Projects Fund – Concordia Students’ Union
Funds are available to groups and individuals to allow them to pursue projects that would benefit the Concordia community. This is a very broad category. If you can sell it to ‘em, they’ll fund it.
Concordia Council on Student Life, Concordia University – Dean of Students Office
The Concordia Council on Student Life (CCSL) has funds available to students and student groups for projects that enhance student life on campus.
Concordia Undergraduate Students Research Awards Program (CUSRA)
The goal of the awards is to stimulate interest in research, participatory research, or research-creation work that will complement undergraduate coursework and enhance preparation for graduate studies or research-related careers.
GSA Special Projects Fund – Concordia Graduate Student Association
The GSA offers funds to support projects that enhance and enrich the social and academic lives of its membership. Projects that are designed for this purpose would ideally benefit as many students from as many diverse departments as possible.
FundOne – Advancement & Alumni Relations
Where Concordians and donors meet. FundOne brings together Concordians who have an idea and a plan — but not the means — and donors want to make a difference in a specific way. This crowdfunding platform enables students and researchers to promote and secure funding for their projects.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
Aimed at supporting the late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technology solutions: products and processes that contribute to clean air, clean water and clean land, that address climate change and improve the productivity and the global competitiveness of the Canadian industry.
Community Grants Program, Foundation of Greater Montreal
The purpose of our Grants Program is to provide funding for projects or program-based initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life in Greater Montreal, in the areas of culture, education, environment and sustainable development, physical and mental health, and social development.
Fonds d’action québécois pour le développement durable
Soutenir des actions concrètes visant des changements de comportements favorables au développement durable du Québec.
Fondation Hydro Quebec pour l’Environnement
Focuses on environmental projects that reflect the willingness of local communities to manage responsibly and sustainable natural habitats on which they are likely to leave their footprints.
Le Fonds Eco IGA
Financial grants to municipalities, MRC, teaching institutions and environmental organizations to carry out environmental projects.