We're holding a workshop in Montreal!
Workshop: Building a Multi-Stakeholder Process
Join us on Saturday, April 13th at 1:00pm at the Concordia Hall Building, Room H 763 (1455 de Maisonneuve, in Montreal) for a bilingual workshop that will help students build skills and experience for multi-stakeholder work!
One of the most important, and often overlooked, pieces of the process in campus and community sustainability work is relationship-building with diverse stakeholders. This workshop will expose students to the opportunities, challenges and realities faced by students, staff, faculty, administrators and community members when dealing with sustainability issues. The aim is to expose students to different perspectives as a means to find commonalities on which to move forward. We’ll share resources, guide you through different perspectives, and do hands-on activities like role playing.
Registration is FREE! To register, please visit this page.
This workshop was made possible thanks to support from the Partenariat jeunesse pour la développement durable and the Concordia Student Union.
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About Sustainable Campuses
Since 1998, the Sustainable Campuses project has worked with thousands of students from across Canada in order to:Campuses is a national initiative that inspires, informs, trains, and supports Canadian students working toward social equity, ecological integrity and economic prosperity on their campuses. These changes are achieved through addressing institutional operations, improving curricula and mobilizing campus community members’ support.
- Change environmental and social practices on Canadian campuses
- Empower youth to influence decision makers
To achieve our goal of making campuses more sustainable we build national and regional networks, host annual conferences, and support work to institutionalise sustainability on campuses by focusing on four inter-woven areas: process, research, actions, and campaigns.
In addition, we work with partner organizations at the national and regional level to advance campus and societal sustainability. These are:
- The Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (National)
- The Youth Partnership for Sustainable Development (Quebec)
- Go Beyond: The Campus Climate Network (BC)
- Meal Exchange (National)
- Polaris Institute (National)
- Canadian Union of Public Employees (National)
- Canadian Federation of Students (National)
- Council of Canadians (National)
- LeadNow (National)
The building of a multi-stakeholder process often distinguishes a successful initiative from a failure. The multi-stakeholder process engages diverse campus members (students, faculty, staff, and administrators) to address campus sustainability as a community in a collaborative way. Effective communication with all campus community members ensures the most meaningful and effective results.
SYC offers two research tools to measure and manage campus sustainability:
- Campus Sustainability Assessment Framework (CSAF): A comprehensive and holistic indicator tool to measure campus sustainability.
- GHG Emissions Inventory Calculator: This tool facilitates the collection, analysis and presentation of all campus greenhouse gas emission data.
Research is only able to bring about change if it is properly connected with recommendations or plans of action. SYC can help to turn research into action, by providing support in several areas:
- Report writing and results communication strategies
- Recommendations development and feasibility studies
- Action plans
- Greenhouse gas emission reduction plans
- Environmental Management Systems
- Sustainability Management Systems
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