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Twelve college campuses leading the way for sustainable dining

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.

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Published on : 28 Aug 2015

Harnessing the butterfly effect

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.

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Published on : 27 Aug 2015

Midnight Kitchen celebrates successful harvest

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.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2015

Reinventing chemistry

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.

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Published on : 21 Jul 2015

U.S. Turns Corner on Urban Sprawl

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:

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Published on : 02 Jul 2015

Teaching the business of sustainability

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.

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

New Undergraduate Program Wins Award for Sustainability in Business Curricula

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.

Published on : 04 Jun 2015

McGill embraces sustainable procurement

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.

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Published on : 12 May 2015

Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes

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:

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Published on : 28 Apr 2015

Aboriginal students, staff at McGill University call for more recognition

CBC News | April 23, 2015 Kakwiranoron Cook, McGill's aboriginal outreach administrator, would like to see the university put up a more noticeable monument. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 25 Apr 2015

McGill prof Chris Ragan: We need smart tolls on our bridges

McGill Reporter | April 20, 2015 by: Doug Sweet Montreal, like other cities, needs to consider “congestion pricing” – putting a price on traffic congestion the way provinces should be putting a price on carbon, says Economics Professor Christopher Ragan, Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, a McGill-based think-tank developing practical policies to improve economic performance and the environment.  

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

McGill Geography Chair Jeffrey Wells: Cold carbon conservation' is important in fighting climate change

Montreal Gazette | April 22, 2015 by: Jeffrey Wells We were heartened last week to see leaders of Canada’s provincial and territorial governments meet in Quebec City to seek real solutions to the runaway problem of carbon pollution.  Read the full story here

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

Divest McGill takes home Catalyst prize at annual awards event

The McGill Reporter | Apr 16, 2015 by: McGill Reporter Staff The Divest McGill group, which is conducting a campaign to persuade the University to divest from companies associated with the production of fossil fuels, was one of the winners of the Catalyst Awards handed out on April 13, at the fifth annual Office of Sustainability event held at the Faculty Club.  

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Published on : 16 Apr 2015

GES : McGill a réduit ses émissions de près du tiers depuis 2002

The McGill Reporter | April 15, 2015 By: Julie Fortier Au cours des prochaines semaines, McGill entreprendra un important projet de modernisation de son système de distribution d’énergie au campus Macdonald, à Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.   lire l'histore complet ici

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Published on : 16 Apr 2015

Carbon pricing with a practical Canadian twist

The Globe and Mail | April 7, 2015 By: Chirstopher Ragan On Tuesday, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission (which I chair) released a new report, The Way Forward, with specific recommendations for how Canadians can make real progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).  Read the full story here Further news on this topic:

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Published on : 09 Apr 2015