Who We Are & What We Do

Sustainable Trent has made the decision to cease operations for the rest of the 2019/20 school year. We will re-evaluate this summer as to when we will regain operations.

As you all know COVID19 has had major impacts on the way Ontario universities are operating – Trent included. We are taking this break to ensure our volunteers are able to focus on school, transitioning to online learning, and being with their families. At this time, we can not guarantee funding or collaboration requests will be addressed. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have on people.

We encourage everyone to remember that we are a student group with limited capacity, and thank everyone for all they have done to allow for an incredible year full of hard work and growth! We are excited to see what the 2020/21 year brings us.

For more information on Trent’s response to COVID19, please see the following webpage: https://www.trentu.ca/coronavirus/

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Sustainable Trent is an inclusive volunteer-run student organization at Trent University that advocates and takes action for environmental justice.  Previously, we were a mandatory levy funded fee that was democratically implemented. We are no longer mandatory, however we do still receive funding due to valuable Trent students continuing to opt in to our levy fee.

We meet weekly, with meeting times for the 2020/2021 year to be determined. Sustainable Trent is always open to new members, and is inclusive to all students, whether they are part-time, full-time, Masters, or PhD. As well, Sustainable Trent is willing to meet with other groups and non-members to help see their sustainability goals come to life, through both consultations and special funding! 

We engage in grassroots campaigns to hold the Trent administration accountable to our university’s reputation as a leader in environmental sustainability. We serve as a space for Trent students to access educational resources about environmental issues and activist training, and to organize for change both on campus and beyond.

While maintaining a strong presence on Trent campus, we build relationships and make connections in the Nogojiwanong (Peterborough) community. We also connect with broader movements for climate justice and Indigenous rights. These networks and collaborations strengthen the impact of our organizing by informing our politics and our actions and linking Trent students with diverse organizations and perspectives.

These are some of our key objectives as an organization:

– Achieve systemic change for environmental justice

– Provide funding for local initiatives that support our mandate

– Build an inclusive space through consensus decision making & non-hierarchical structure

– Access to education and training for Trent student

– Act in solidarity with Indigenous anti-colonial struggles for land, rights, sovereignty, and decolonization

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