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Sustainable Concordia wants to get you thinking about a sustainable lifestyle

by Natasha Taggart January 30, 2014
Sustainable Concordia wants to get you thinking about a sustainable lifestyle

The Concordian: Tell our readers about the Sustainability Community Quiz 2.0.  How is the quiz interactive?

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Priyanka Pandy, Sustainable Concordia Education & Engagement Coordinator:The quiz is more of an information session about sustainable initiatives and opportunities at Concordia and in Montreal in general. In about 10 minutes we ask (also educate) and score our participants on questions related to their lifestyle choices and practices pertaining to water use, transport options, food choices, energy use, involvement in social justice, learning about sustainability, and waste management.  At the end of the quiz, we distribute a Sustainable Community guide and the scores of the participant through email. During the event, we talk about the composting and electronic recycling facilities, sustainable food options, sustainable transport options, sustainable water options, social justice issues and clubs, sustainability related education and research at and around Concordia University.

 

The Concordian: How can students participate?

P.P: Both students and staff can participate by showing up and registering at the event in the LB building atrium on Thursday Jan. 30 from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m..

 

The Concordian: Many students might not have “sustainability” as a main priority.  What are some simple habits students can incorporate into their routines to have a more sustainable lifestyle?

P.P: Here are simple choices: Composting on and off campus, sorting their waste for recycling purposes; buying fair trade and energy efficient products, biking or using public transport, eating less meat and more local food.

 

The Concordian: Were there any interesting findings from the first pilot project?

The turnout was quite more than we expected. The event was well received and people enjoyed the information session.  Most of participants didn’t know about the sustainable options at Concordia, for example, composting.

 

The Concordian: Lastly, what is the goal of the Sustainability Community Quiz?

The goal is to promote education and awareness about environmental, social and economic issues related to sustainability  and motivate people to make sustainable choices and reduce their ecological footprint.

Both students and staff can participate by showing up and registering at the event in the LB building atrium on Thursday Jan. 30 from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.  Snacks and drinks will be served.

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Sustainable Concordia online: http://sustainable.concordia.ca/

 

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