All undergraduate students, greenhouse volunteers, interns, apprentices, staff and board members of the greenhouse are welcome to join us at our Annual General Assembly from 6-8pm on November 27th at the Concordia Greenhouse!
At this meeting, there will be presentations of:
-Financial statements for 2018, and the 2019 Budget
-Reports from collective members and visiting research projects
-*Elections for the Board of Directors (see below for info!)
-Vote on amendments to the Concordia Greenhouse Constitution – see the new draft of our Constitution to vote on here!
🌿There will also be free food and our organic teas available!🌿
We can provide access to those with reduced mobility if you contact us to make an appointment. Email email@example.com or call 514-848-2424 x. 5134.
*Interested in joining the Board of Directors for the Concordia Greenhouse and to help us reach our goals of disseminating knowledge about working sustainability and promoting urban agriculture and food security? We are looking for undergraduate students, interns, apprentices, volunteers, and community members affiliated with our organization that recognize our mandate and vision to run as candidates for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors!
In particular, we encourage individuals with knowledge and experience in human resources, fundraising, non-profit governance and legalities, accounting or financial management, consensus decision-making processes, experience with hiring, evaluations or conflict resolution, grant-writing, anti-oppression, and knowledge of sustainable and social justice movements to apply. The Concordia Greenhouse recognizes and welcomes the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage, among others, women, Indigenous people, people of colour, disabled people, people identifying as LGBTQIAA2S+, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, immigrants and people from working-class backgrounds to apply to our Board. We also understand that applicants may experience a number of these identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience. We are committed to creating an organization as diverse as the communities we serve.
Interested in applying? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm on Friday November 23rd with your completed application form and your 300-500-word (maximum) statement of intent.
*You can find applications and more information about joining the Board of Directors here: https://concordiagreenhouse.com/about/join-our-board-of-directors/
ABOUT THE CONCORDIA GREENHOUSE
The Concordia Greenhouse is an initiative that uses the Henry F. Hall building rooftop greenhouse as an all-organic space geared towards education, research and community-building. As an educational space, the greenhouse seeks to be an environment for workshops, projects and events that address urban sustainability and food security issues.
At the base of the project are principles of mutual respect, promoting equality among project members and the community at large through consensus-based decision making process and co-operative management structure. We aim to affirm and renew our leadership in sustainability and urban agriculture in what we do within the university and in our interactions with external communities.
We strive to promote sustainability within the Concordia-Montreal community by:
*Serving as a resource center and a demonstration site for urban agricultural techniques and food security initiatives;
*Acting as a springboard for innovative solutions and research in urban sustainability;
*Offering workshops on sustainable city living and year-round food production;
*Supporting a network of urban agricultural organizations throughout Montreal;
*Linking students to volunteer and job opportunities in the community;
*Providing a forum where socioeconomic, political and environmental issues relating to food, energy and water can be discussed.
OUR MISSION is to provide a year-round all organic green space that fosters community, provides experiential learning opportunities and grows healthy stuff!
OUR VISION is for locally-empowered sustainable urban gardens, at Concordia University and beyond.
We believe in…
-Collective, non-hierarchical decision-making
-Food accessibility, security and quality
-Inclusive, safe spaces
-Accountability and transparency
-Job creation and opportunities
-Supporting marginalized communities