Project Funding

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Every year, Sustainable Trent donates thousands of dollars to important initiatives at Trent and in the Nogojiwanong community that support our mandate and that are challenging the causes of environmental destruction and building solutions to our current unsustainable paradigm.

We strive to ensure that the funds that we donate will be used to the benefit of Trent students in some way. In the interest of accountability and transparency, we have posted a list of the projects and events that we have supported over the past years.

If you have a project in mind and would like to seek financial support from Sustainable Trent, send us an email with a detailed funding request at sustainabletrentu@gmail.com.

Funding to External Projects: 2013-2014

Indigenous Youth Trip to the Tar Sands Healing Walk and the Unis’tot’en Action Camp: $500

Mi’kmaq Warrior Speaking Tour: $500

Undoing Border Imperialism, Reclaiming Citizenship: Community Talk by Harsha Walia and Deepan Budlakoti at the Community Race Relations Committee AGM: $100

Transition Skills Forum workshop series: $500

Sponsorship of two films part of the ReFrame Film Festival, No Food, No Land, No Life and More Than Honey: $500

Peterborough Greenspace Coalition, Parks Not Parkways Campaign: $500

Seasoned Spoon Workshops: $500

Kahsatstenhsera: Indigenous Resistance to Tar Sands Pipelines, a Documentary by Amanda Lickers & SubMedia: $500 http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/2013/10/09/kahsatstenhsera-indigenous-resistance-to-tar-sands-pipelines/

Jamaican Self-Help Ganley Lecture: Canadian Foreign Aid: Exploring the Relationship Between Development and the Mining Industry: $400

Funding to External Projects: 2012-2013

B!KE: The Community Cycling Hub: $500 for on-campus workstations

PowerShift in Peterborough: Talk by Argentinian labour activist Bruno Dobrusin entitled “A green future? Labour and the dispute for sustainability in the south” – $300

Native Youth Caravan: $300 to contribute to the transportation costs for a group of youth from Aamjiwnaang First Nation to attend the PowerShift 2013 youth climate justice convergence

Climate Change Adaptation in Peterborough – Research project: $500

Seasoned Spoon Chocolatada event: $120

Transition Town Peterborough: $500 for the Transition Skills Forum workshops

Sponsorship of two documentaries in the ReFrame Film Festival, In Organic We Trust and Bottled Life: $100 ($50 each)

Transportation costs for Indigenous land defenders to attend the EarthFirst! Organizer’s Conference in Ohio, which was followed up with a report back session from Haudenosaunee organizer Amanda Lickers: $500

Fair Trade Trent: $200 to sponsor their Annual Fair Trade Celebration “Trent is Proud to be a Fair Trade Campus”

Ron Plain Legal Defense Fund (activist being sued by CN Rail for involvement in a rail blockade on Aamjiwnaang First Nation territory): $500

Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) Global Youth Day on Food, Climate and Sustainability:$500

GreenUP Ecology Park, for new infrastructure: $250

Peterborough Coalition Against Line 9, Operating Budget: $700

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