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Food for Thought

Thu, 2013-07-25 15:24
Aired on July 23, 2013 | CBC News

Most chefs don't have the luxury of talking to a farmer once a day to find what product is ripe or ready in the next few weeks , but four years ago Executive Chef Olivier Volpi turned to McGill's Farm at Macdonald Campus in an effort to go local.

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Sustainable iron catalyst for clean hydrogenation

Mon, 2013-07-22 10:24

Written by Emma Eley
Published on June 27, 2013 | Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemistry World

"An international team of chemists (from McGill and the RIKEN Institute, Japan) has reported a clean and green way to perform one of the most important industrial reactions for pharmaceutical and petrochemical synthesis. Platinum group metals are currently the catalysts of choice for hydrogenations due to their high activity.

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Researchers target Montreal cyclists

Fri, 2013-05-31 16:50
Published on May 30, 2013 | the Montreal Gazette
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The Green Guide to Saving Money

Tue, 2013-06-18 18:00 - 21:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1
Price: $39 (or $29 with a friend)

Description: Participants in this workshop will learn simple, easily actionable ways to cut down their everyday energy use in order to save money and help the environment. Energy waste is mostly invisible, however the costs add-up quickly – by helping to identify the habits and objects most respon- sible for this waste, and quantify the financial impact, participants can start lowering utility bills and saving money. 

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Sustainability the key to domestic bliss

Mon, 2013-05-27 17:57

Published May 25, 2013, in the Domain
Written by Jacinta Le Plastrier

"One of the world's most influential and innovating architects outlines his blueprint for modern living.

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Second Annual McGill E-Waste Collection event hosted by Reboot McGill

Thu, 2013-04-04 09:00 - Fri, 2013-04-05 16:00
Roddick Memorial Gate : 845 Sherbrooke St. West Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T5
Price: FREE

Drop off your old computers and other personal electronic gadgets on campus during this unique two day event!

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Urban Sustainability workshops

Sat, 2013-02-09 10:00 - 15:00
Centennial Centre : the Ceilidh, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9
Price: FREE

Interested in urban sustainability skills and systems design?

Come to an all-day workshop with Scott Kellogg of the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center: community-based sustainable solutions. Scott is an experienced teacher, activist, ecological designer, and father. He is currently earning a Masters in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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