Since the CSSMA is an initiative for the future, we recognize the need to be sustainable in our communities. For this reason, we are committed to ensuring that all our operations help to promote awareness of environmental issues, support sustainability and green technology around Canada and the world. The following are some of the ways through which we intend to accomplish this goal:

Curricular programs

  • Project Sirius: An Interactive and Creative Curriculum \rightarrow We intend to include activities, projects, and exercises that theme around environmental issues and sustainability, such as the mathematics in modern environmental conditions, recycling, and energy production.

Enrichment programs

  • Vancouver Math Circle \rightarrow We intend to go electronic with our materials whenever possible in order to save paper, as well as purchase food that generate small amounts of packaging waste. We will avoid using electronics that consume high amounts of energy, and we will conserve energy whenever possible. We will also aim to include a problem on our problem sets about environmental sustainability at least once every other week.
  • Competitions programs

    • Math Stars Competitions Series \rightarrow We intend to include at least two problems which theme around environmental issues and sustainability in every one of our competitions. These problems may involve mathematics in modern environmental conditions, recycling, and energy production. We will purchase food that generate small amounts of packaging waste. We will avoid using electronics that consume high amounts of energy, and we will conserve energy whenever possible.
    • Canadian Regions Math Olympiad (in particular, Vancouver Math Olympiad---Young Year's Program and Team Challenges Program) \rightarrow We intend to include at least two problems and/or activities which theme around environmental issues and sustainability in every one of our competitions. These problems/activities may involve mathematics in modern environmental conditions, recycling, and energy production. We will purchase food that generate small amounts of packaging waste. We will avoid using electronics that consume high amounts of energy, and we will conserve energy whenever possible.
    • Canada-Wide Puzzle Hunt \rightarrow We intend to go electronic with our materials whenever possible in order to save paper. We will purchase food that generate small amounts of packaging waste. We will avoid using electronics that consume high amounts of energy, and we will conserve energy whenever possible.

    Through our programs, we aim to teach young people the importance of environmental sustainability. We also aim to inspire young mathematicians and scientists to talk about climate change, and help develop green technology in their future. Our goal is to eventually encourage being Green and Eco-efficient across all aspects of mathematical education, so that our organization will show environmental leadership in both mathematics education and environmental education. At CSSMA, our staff are also committed to reducing their carbon footprint whenever possible. We highly encourage our staff to get involved in green activities in our communities. Ultimately, we aim to engage young people in environmental issues, so that we can all live in a cleaner, greener world.