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3rd annual SSMU Sustainability Case Competition application deadline

Fri, 2014-01-24 23:59

How would you sustainably invest $10 million?

Applications for the 3rd annual SSMU Sustainability Case Competition are due January 24th at 11:59pm, and this year’s topic is sustainable investments.

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Sustainable living at McGill

Thu, 2013-11-21 19:33

Listen to the full broadcast below

Published November 21 2013 | CBC Daybreak Montreal 

ECOLE (Education Community Living Environment) is an ongoing project from McGill University that aims to create a sustainable living house in the Milton-Parc community.

Listen to the full broadcast.

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Visionary Organizing in an Age of Climate Crisis with CHARITY HICKS - presented by Under the Weather

Thu, 2013-11-14 18:30 - 20:00
Adams Building : Adams Auditorium, 3450 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E8
Price: Free

Many people feel we live in ecologically destructive, highly unequal and spiritually toxic economies.

 

They crave an alternative. But what should it look like? And how will we get there? Detroit is a city on the front-lines of neoliberal and ecological devastation. It is also a laboratory for alternatives.

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Cutting Edge Lecture

Thu, 2013-11-14 18:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free

Lecture by Catherine Potvin (Trottier Professor, Principal Investigator, Neotropical Ecology Lab, Biology, McGill)

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Zero Waste Week McGill 2013

Mon, 2013-11-04 16:00 - Sun, 2013-11-17 16:00
Price: Free

Greening McGill, in collaboration with others, presents Zero Waste Week 2.0!

 

Come become inspired to learn, discuss, and adapt the ways of sustainable living through field trips, events, and workshops. The goal of the project is to live one week--just one week--without producing any garbage at all! Join us, and let's get zero wasted!

You can check out the trailer for the documentary that inspired it all here.

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An electronic wasteland

Mon, 2013-10-07 09:54

The importance of recycling used electronics.

Published on September 30 2013 | McGill Daily
Written by Chris Mills

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McGill Research Group Investigating Canadian Mining in Latin America (MICLA) Information Session

Thu, 2013-09-19 16:00 - 18:00
Leacock Building : Room 617, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7
Price: Free

Students interested in learning more about MICLA's work and how to participate are invited to a preliminary meeting from 4pm to 6 pm on Thursday September 19th, Room 617 Leacock Building.

Over the last twenty years, Canadian miners have become the most influential group within the continent’s mining sector.

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We need to think innovatively about neighbourhoods

Mon, 2013-08-12 12:22

Published on August 3, 2013 | ArchSupply

"Past approaches no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes that touch upon environmental, economic and social aspects.

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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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Éduquer pour changer d’air

Mon, 2013-07-22 10:15

Published on June 29, 2013 | le Journal de Montreal

"Après avoir passé 20 ans au cœur de la forêt tropicale, une biologiste de l’Université McGill mondialement connue pour ses travaux sur la déforestation et la qualité de l’air revient au Québec pour sortir la science des laboratoires.

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