“Life improves dramatically when the pursuit of consumerism is gone.”
This event series is all about consuming less, doing things yourself, questioning the economic systems that are failing us, and inspiring our communities to adopt more self-sufficient lifestyles. First held in the autumn of 2014, Anti-Consumerism Week is now organized annually by the CSU. At the centre of the week is a gender-inclusive Clothing Swap, where thousands of donated clothes and accessories are organized and redistributed for free. Other past events include winter hikes, yoga classes, and workshops on brewing kombucha, making your own cosmetics, dumpster diving, and filmmaking on a budget. Anti-Consumerism Week has consistently been met with high attendance and interest—it’s one of the few event series at Concordia aimed at providing attendees with a variety of practical DIY skills.