The Atlantic | Sept 24, 2015 Aspire Food Group is one of four major farms in the nation that breeds insects specifically for food. Mott founded the company as an MBA student in 2013 with a group of his McGill University classmates, using $1 million in seed money from the Hult Prize, a student start-up competition for social enterprise. Read the full story here.
McGill Reporter | Sept. 12, 2015 by: Chris Wrobel After the Sustainability Projects Fund was created in the 2009-10 school year, Emily McGill, a past garden volunteer, worked with a group of students to apply for funds to start the permaculture garden project. The production area consisted of the original eight garden plots in the student-run garden, along with a quarter acre in the Horticulture Centre.
July 31, 2015 | The Toronto Sun Officials say a scientific review that included an analysis of more than 130 scientific papers, as well as consultations with experts, has revealed that the presence of microbeads in the environment may have long-term effects on biological diversity and ecosystems. Read the full story here.
le 31 juillet 2015 | La Presse Le gouvernement fédéral prépare un règlement pour interdire l'utilisation de microbilles de plastique dans les produits de soins personnels. Lire l'histoire complet ici.
The Economist | July 31, 2015 ANTHONY RICCIARDI, a scientist at McGill University, was looking for evidence that an invasive Asian clam had colonised a warm spot in the St Lawrence river when a member of his team made a more headline-worthy discovery Read the full story here.
Nation News | Sept. 3, 2015 by: Kathryn Condon MCGILL researchers hope to further agricultural productivity in the Caribbean (at Bellairs Research Institute, Barbados) with the development of greenhouse technology specially suited for this part of the world. Read the full story here.
The Christian Science Monitor | Aug. 26, 2015 By: Clare Algozin McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, currently spends 47 percent of its food budget on produce from its own on-campus farm and from growers within 300 miles of the campus. Read the full story here.
McGill Reporter | Aug. 19, 2015 by: Vincent Allaire In a new paper published online in Geophysical Research Letters, McGill Professor Shaun Lovejoy shows how to directly harness the atmosphere’s elephantine memory to produce temperature forecasts that are somewhat more accurate than conventional numerical computer models. Read the full story here.
Mcgill Reporter | July 31, 2015 by: Krystle Manintveld A collection of students and community members gathered outside Burnside on Wednesday to share their final ‘garden meal’ of the season, put together largely from vegetables grown right on the McGill downtown campus thanks to the efforts of Midnight Kitchen volunteers. Read the full story here.
McGill News | Spring-Summer 2015 by: Mark Witten A new branch of science aims to do away with the toxic waste that’s associated with industrial manufacturing and some of the brightest lights in this green chemistry movement are pursuing their research at McGill.
McGill Newsroom | June 15, 2015 Christopher Barrington-Leigh of McGill University in Montreal measured sprawl by looking at construction of streets and how many roads meet at intersections to form corners or nodes. Read the full story here. Further News on this topic:
A team led by Steve Maguire, Director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) , has been named winner of the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Integration of Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, for conceiving and implementing the new Managing for Sustainability Major and Concentration (MSUS) programs for Bachelor of Commerce students at McGill.
The Desautels Faculty of Management congratulates the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and Desautels faculty members who were recently named recipients of the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Integration of Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, for conceiving and implementing the new Managing for Sustainability Major and Concentration (MSUS) programs for Bachelor of Commerce students at McGill University.
McGill Reporter | May 4, 2015 When McGill adopted its first Procurement Policy in spring 2013, it gave Procurement Services the mandate to establish a culture of sustainable procurement practices at McGill and in its wider community. Read the full story here.
The McGill Reporter | April 15, 2015 By: Katherine Gombay Cyclists in Montreal and Toronto can now choose the least polluted routes to get around their cities thanks to an online tool developed at McGill. Read the full story here. Further news on this topic: