International Day of Climate Action
October 24th is the International Day of Climate Action, and while the rest of the planet is getting ready, it is time we unite to represent our town. According to 350.org, the levels of CO2 are currently way above sustainable levels, at 390 ppm (parts per million). However, if we unite, we can bring these levels down to 350 ppm, what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The United Nations is working on a global climate treaty, which is supposed to be completed in December of 2009 at a conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. This October, we are asking the Concordia community to get involved by joining us to save our planet and have our voices heard.
How? Here are some of the events related to the CSU’s “Fight Off Climate Change” Campaign
“Bike for Clean Air”
On October 20th leave your cars at home and join students, faculty and staff as we all bike our way to Concordia.
Free Peoples Potato Lunch at the Reggies Terrace at 2:00pm
10:00am to 5:00pm (All Concordia)
“Municipal elections Debate”
7:00pm to 8:00pm (Sev Theater, LB building)
Tuesday October 20th
Screening “The Age of Stupid”
Why didn’t we stop climate change while we had the chance?
8:00pm to 10:30pm (H-110)
Thursday October 22nd
We hope to see you at some of these events!
– John Kyras- VP Sustainability and Projects (CSU)
“350 Concordia Bikes to Mount Royal, “Jamdown” and “350 Montreal”
2:00pm to 5:00pm (H-Building, Mount-Royal and City Hall)
The Concordia Student Unions is looking to Recruit 350 people to bike MontrÃ©al on October 24th. The Bike ride will go to historic and environmental sites across the city and will conclude at Montreal’s City Hall, where we will join the International Call for Action on Climate Change for 3:50pm sharp.
Jamdown 350 MontrÃ©al is looking to recruit 350 volunteers to play at City Hall on October 24th. Ideas and networks you possess can help us further the cause. If you know how to play a portable instrument and would like to be part of the event &- please let us know! If not &- you can help us in a many other ways, so don’t be shy!
If you are interested to know about any of events, how you can help or need more information, please email us at:
Hope to see you all there!
– Alejandro Lobo-Guerrero (CSU Campaigns Coordinator)
Townhall Meetings- How you can help improve the Concordia Experience!
Your student union will be hosting three General Information Session Meetings with the next weeks, on both campuses!
The purpose of these meetings is to engage the student body in a few topics of discussion, namely in response to the result from a survey we sent to you in September.
For these meetings the topics of discussion will cover student input for more Library Services, a Student Centre, Recreational Facilities as well as the possibilities of Sponsoring Student Refugee.
October 20th 11:30-14:00 “Friends of the Library Room” Third floor of the Webster Library (SGW).
October 27th 11:30-14:00 “Friends of the Library Room” Third floor of the Webster Library (SGW).
November 3rd 14:30-16:00 “The Hive”(SC-205)Above the Cafeteria (LOY).
We hope to host more “Townhall” Meetings throughout the year. Come and Participate in Democracy in Action!
For more information, contact Helen Downie VP Academic & Policy Reform firstname.lastname@example.org
– Helen Downie