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Showers available for bike commuters

Fri, 2014-06-20 01:12

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff

Published on June 15, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: McGill Reporter

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AstroMcGill Presents: Public Astro Night

Thu, 2014-06-19 20:30

This Thursday: "Gamma-ray Astronomy: The Atmosphere as a 3D Display", by Dr. Jean-François Rajotte. It will be followed by night-sky observations (weather permitting).

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McGill Fossil Fuel Decisions Shift

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

The McGill University board of governors has included “grave environmental degradation” as allowable criteria for divestment.

Published on June 10, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Karen Seidman

Many students at McGill University are celebrating a fundamental shift in how the university will decide whether to stop investing in fossil fuel companies.

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McGill Students Fiona Yuan and Christopher Tegho win at 2014 Scotiabank EcoLiving Student Leadership Award

Mon, 2014-06-09 02:46

Yuan and Tegho are in their last year of electrical engineering at McGill University and are keen about sustainability and energy conservation. Together they designed an “energy management and power disaggregation” system that helps homeowners and businesses better monitor, control and manage the energy use of individual appliances.

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Podcast: Environment or Economy: At the Muskoka Summit

Mon, 2014-06-09 02:40

Published on June 4, 2014 | CBC

Ideas with Paul Kennedy

Following on the heels of Green Growth: Can Profits Save the Planet?, IDEAS presents the Muskoka Summit, a biennial conclave with some of the world's most respected ecologists debating one of the crucial questions of our time -- is it possible for economists to understand and appreciate the 'real' value of the environment?

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The Institut du Nouveau Monde presents École d'Été

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:00 - Sat, 2014-08-16 21:00
Price: $95.00 (participation) + $100.00 (for the course if taken)

Scholarships available for new one-credit course taken in collaboration with l’École d’été

This August 13th - 16th, McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS) will be hosting L’École d’été, a yearly event organized by l’Institut de Nouveau Monde. L’École d’été will bring together 500+ youth to engage with civil society leaders on a variety of issues related to social engagement in Quebec.

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Given our frigid climes, think indoor greenery

Fri, 2014-06-06 02:32

Montreal — Green spaces can help obliterate blue spaces in our minds: It’s a no-brainer.

Published on May 30, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Bill Brownstein

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GIMI Plant Sale

Wed, 2014-06-11 11:00 - 14:00

Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to think about plants. 

Are any of your indoor office plants getting too big?

Do you need to divide your garden perennials? 

Did you start too many tomato plants?

The Greening Indoor McGill Initiative (GIMI) would be thrilled to receive any of them.

The second annual GIMI Indoor and Outdoor Plant Sale takes place on Wednesday, June 11, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Y intersection on lower campus.

Mark your calendars, and pass the message on.

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Harvesting water out of thin air

Thu, 2014-05-22 (All day)

Harnessing humidity to quench thirst in the world’s most arid regions

Published on May 13, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: Neale McDevitt and Chris Chipello

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Renewable energy, policy interactions, and the role of Engineers

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:00 - 16:30
Macdonald Engineering Building : Room 267, 817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C3
Price: FREE

Renewable energy, policy interactions, and the role of Engineers: A talk by Dr. Kristina Johnson

TISED is honoured to host this talk by Dr. Kristina Johnson who will be receiving an honourary doctorate from McGill's Faculty of Engineering this month. Please join us – everyone is welcome!

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