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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!

  • Catherine Main-Oster's avatar
    Catherine Main-Oster 5/08/2020 6:17 AM
    Buying cradle to cradle products

  • Cassandra Lamontagne's avatar
    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'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!

  • Cassandra Lamontagne's avatar
    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!

  • Catherine Main-Oster's avatar
    Catherine Main-Oster 5/04/2020 12:41 PM
    Walked to the grocery store. Had a zoom meeting.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

    Bryanna Serré's avatar
    Bryanna Serré 5/04/2020 9:56 AM
    The more I learn about the scope of the climate crisis, the more I feel overwhelmed - there is so much to do, how could my actions have any impact whatsoever? - and anger towards those who dismiss or are apathetic to the problems at hand. I think I deal better with this crisis by focusing on the small, local actions I can take, that I know can have a positive impact. Hence, reading about possible solutions makes me feel hopeful; not only are these solutions proof that individuals can have an impact against these huge polluters (state and private companies), but they also inspire me to do more, by either applying these solutions in my life or to come up with my own solutions (even if these are specific to my situation and/or region).
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Give a Microloan
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. Why do you think that is?

    Mark Underwood's avatar
    Mark Underwood 5/03/2020 1:30 PM
    because women are typically responsible for family and community care so this kind of investment is ingrained  in who they are.

  • Cassandra Lamontagne's avatar
    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