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Développement durable et agriculture urbaine à l'université

Sat, 2013-09-07 14:47

Published on July 31, 2013 | Radio-Canada TV (Téléjournal 18 h)

Les universités québécoises se sont mises à l'heure du développement durable.

Les campus de la province, qui ont souvent l'importance de petites villes, sont soucieux de réduire leur empreinte écologique. À l'Université de Montréal et à l'Université McGill, ça passe notamment par l'agriculture urbaine et la production de miel en plein centre- ville.

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Universities’ Sustainability Initiatives Save Money, Resources

Sat, 2013-09-07 14:27

The University of Toronto uses solar panels to heat water for athletes’ showers and McGill University imposes a student fee of 50 Canadian cents per credit that is matched by the university for its Sustainability Projects Fund.

Published July 23, 2013 | Environmental Leader

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Welcome BBQ & Info Day

Fri, 2013-09-13 11:00 - 14:00
Education Building : Lobby, 3700 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

Undergraduate students, staff and Faculty members are invited to join us for our Annual Welcome BBQ & Info Day in the Education Lobby. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

11:00am – 2:00pm 

Faculty of Education services and student societies will be present to answer questions.

Drop-in advising (DISE & KPE) from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Free food!  

BBQ sponsored by the Education Undergraduate Society (EdUS)

Source Site: /edu-sao

The first day of the McGill Farmers' Market!

Thu, 2013-08-29 12:00 - 17:00
Price: FREE

The McGill Farmers' Market is held every Thursday from 12 pm to 5 pm on McTavish Street in front of the SSMU building from August 29th to October 24th 2013. 

An annual Fall event on McGill's downtown campus, the McGill Farmers' Market provides students, employees, and neighborhood residents the opportunity to buy fresh, healthy, organic and local food directly from the farmers who produce it, and to engage with community and student groups working on personal, community, and ecological food sustainabilityinitiatives.

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McGill Feeding McGill | Tomato Fiesta

Wed, 2013-08-28 20:24

Find more information on McGill's Tomato Fiesta from CBC and Global News below.

Published on August 27, 2013 | Global News
Written by Josh Panton

Posted on August 28, 2013 | CBC News

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A sustainable factory farm that spits out crickets

Thu, 2013-08-15 14:47

Published in FastCoExist

"Crickets are a delectable, affordable, and environmentally friendly protein source already eaten in some parts of the world. Now the trick is producing them for the masses.

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Hult Prize accelerator preps competitors for $1M

Thu, 2013-08-15 14:33

Written by Christina Reinwald
Published by August 15, 2013 | Boston Globe

"The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.

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Sustainable Barbecue at Mac Campus

Thu, 2013-08-15 (All day)
Centennial Centre : Outside, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9
Price: FREE

Since the Sustainability Projects Fund's inception many projects have been successfully implemented to further green McGill. Students and staff have been sensitized to environmental issues and continue to think of ways to further make events and daily operations more sustainable.

One set of events that may been overlooked are the many barbecues that occur in various departments during the spring, summer and fall. In the early 2000s, Oak Ridge Laboratory estimated that a charcoal grill emits 11 pounds of carbon dioxide hourly.

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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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Campus Dining – More Universities are Serving Healthier Cuisine to Students

Tue, 2013-05-14 13:03

Published in the May 2013 Issue (Vol.15 No.5 p.18) of Today's Dietitian
Written by McKenzie Hall, RD

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