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Cassandra Lamontagne

CU for Change

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 702 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    24
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Cassandra's Actions

Food

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 25 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 2 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Connect With A Nonprofit

Health and Education

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on issues affecting women, girls, and/or trans/nonbinary people in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Donate to the CFC food baskets program through Indiegogo

The Emergency Food Basket Program is designed to relieve food insecurity for anyone experiencing loss of income or inaccessibility to essential services. One basket, at the cost of $17, could prevent the spread of another infection! Together, with your donation, we can collaborate to relieve food insecurity, flatten the curve, and save lives!

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Shop local with Le Panie Bleu

Shopping local at this critical time can make the difference between the success or failure of our small businesses. Le Panier Bleu is an online repertoire of local Quebec businesses who continue to provide goods and services in person or online. Groceries, furniture, beauty products, art, and more!

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 20 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Cassandra Lamontagne's avatar
    Cassandra Lamontagne 5/25/2020 8:21 AM
    Last week of the Challenge! I'm going to go through the actions I haven't performed yet and see which ones I can take on. The one I've enjoyed the most so far is finding new ways to eat local :)
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Cassandra Lamontagne's avatar
    Cassandra Lamontagne 5/08/2020 11:47 AM
    Reflection question: What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?
    Answer: Connections to people and place!

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    Cassandra Lamontagne 5/06/2020 6:30 AM
    Faces of #CUecochallenge

    We are looking for new faces to help spread the word! Send us your short (1 minute or less) video using the following talking points:

    • Hi, I’m ________ and I am ___________ at Concordia


    • I joined the challenge because ___________


    • The ecochallenge action that I am most looking forward to / that I have most enjoyed taking on is __________


    You can email the video, or upload to the online storage drive of your choice and share with cassandra.lamontagne@concordia.ca  

  • Cassandra Lamontagne's avatar
    Cassandra Lamontagne 5/06/2020 6:29 AM
    Check out and share this post of SAF executive director Sebastián Di Poi discussing his awesome approach to tackling the “eat local” challenge!






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    Cassandra Lamontagne 5/05/2020 2:00 PM
    Just completed my first challenge by donating to the CFC food baskets program for Montrealers in need! It's no coincidence though that it's the challenge that takes the least amount of time :o 
    Starting tomorrow I'll be be more deliberate in carving out time to tackle the challenges that require more attention!

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    Cassandra Lamontagne 4/30/2020 9:25 AM
    How to participate in the Challenge?

     1- Look through the different categories and their challenges 
     > The "learn more" button on each challenge gives resources and information

     2- Commit to new challenges and plan for them
     > By clicking “select”, you can commit to just a few or to numerous challenges-- up to you!
     > Create your own challenges in any of the categories using the "create a custom challenge" option if you have ideas!
     > Select "I already do/did this" for habits and initiatives that you already perform
     > View the items that you have committed to on your dashboard

     3- On May 1, the Challenge begins!
    > Accomplish challenges: On May 1 your challenges will include a round button that you can press to indicate that you have successfully completed the action
    > Share your experience: Type in messages under “Your Feed” on your dashboard
    > Track your progress: Use the “impact” tab at the top to see the impact of you and of your team!

     Learn more with the Ecochallenge how-to video

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    Cassandra Lamontagne 4/30/2020 6:52 AM
    Are there challenges on your dashboard that you didn’t commit to?

    We are adding new "custom challenges" which relate to the Montreal and Concordia context. 

    By default, these are assigned to all members and will show up on your dashboard. 

    Use the "EDIT MY ACTIONS" button at the left of the page to deselect the ones that you don't want to commit to! 

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    Cassandra Lamontagne 4/22/2020 12:01 PM
    NOTE: Since the Ecochallenge was designed before the prevalence of the current health crisis, please make sure that your actions don't impede on social distancing and other public health measures.