Get Sustainable!

Free Courses to Fight the Climate Crisis

Get Sustainable! is a year-long series of free courses to help you address the climate crisis. These hands-on workshops cover a wide variety of topics, and will provide students with practical skills and useful information as we organize our communities to save the planet. 🌎

Note that each workshop has separate registration—sign up for the ones that interest you!

#1 — Living Sustainably & Taking Action on Climate Change
September 23rd, 2019  |  2 PM  |  MB-3.255

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the climate emergency and all the bad news across the country and around the world. But here’s the good news: there are many important ways to take action—both individually and collectively—to meaningfully fight for climate justice. Lots of action is already going on at Concordia and in Montreal. This workshop will provide an introduction on climate action, from tips on how to make more sustainable consumer choices, to getting involved in climate organizing, to learning more about what is meant by ‘climate justice’ and ‘systems change’. This workshop aims to get new students acquainted with climate justice organizing on campus and in the city. Join us!

Accessibility: The venue is accessible to people using wheelchairs and other mobility aids. The closest wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral washroom is located at MB-3.418. The event is child-friendly. However, childcare is also available upon request with 48 hours notice.

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#2 — Dealing with the Media
October 9th, 2019  |  4:30 PM  |  H-523

This workshop will give you the low-down on how to get the media to cover your events and actions. Organizing actions and edgy stunts is important, but getting the media to show up and publicize those big moments is key. From writing a press release to organizing a press conference to tips and tricks for talking to journalists, by the end of this workshop you will be a media wizard.

Accessibility: The venue is accessible to people using wheelchairs and other mobility aids. The closest wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral washroom is located at H-736. The event is child-friendly. However, childcare is also available upon request with 48 hours notice.

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#3 — Legal Information for Community Organizers
November 4th, 2019  |  6 PM  |  H-441

Two accomplished lawyers will answer questions that are crucial to community organizers, like what should you do if you get stopped by the cops? What if the protest you’re at is declared illegal? We’ll go over basic legal information as it relates to social justice campaign work, as well as available resources to empower you to keep fighting the good fight!

Accessibility: The venue is accessible to people using wheelchairs and other mobility aids. The closest wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral washroom is located at H-736. The event is child-friendly. However, childcare is also available upon request with 48 hour notice.

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#4 — Funding for Sustainable Initiatives
January 21st, 2020  |  6 PM  |  H-540

So you have an idea for a social, environmental and/or economically sustainable project, but you need some cash to get started? You’re in luck, because Concordia is home to tons of funds set aside for student-led projects! This workshop will provide you with straightforward information on funding sources available on campus and how to access them.

Accessibility: The venue is accessible to people using wheelchairs and other mobility aids. The closest wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral washroom is located at H-736. The event is child-friendly. However, childcare is also available upon request with 48 hour notice.

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#5 — Civil Disobedience
February 6th, 2020  |  3:30 PM  |  H-441

Come learn about the role of civil disobedience in social movements. Complete description to come.

Accessibility: The venue is accessible to people using wheelchairs and other mobility aids. The closest wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral washroom is located at H-239. The event is child-friendly. However, childcare is also available upon request with 48 hour notice.

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#6 — Online Security
March 19th, 2020  |  1 PM  |  H-423

This workshop will help you develop online self-defense tools to protect your privacy and help keep you safe on the web. Complete description TBA.

Accessibility: The venue is accessible to people using wheelchairs and other mobility aids. The closest wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral washroom is located at H-239. The event is child-friendly. However, childcare is also available upon request with 48 hour notice.

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