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McGill’s quest to become a sustainable campus

A look into Vision 2020 Published November 18 2013 | McGill DailyWritten by Juliana Hayden | Visual by Khoa Doan On the evening of November 14, staff and students gathered in the McGill bookstore for the launch of the first draft of McGill’s sustainability strategy – otherwise known as Vision 2020.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2013

Divest McGill stages protest against fossil fuels

Students bike in opposition to cycling policy/ Contestation sur deux roues Published on November 11 2013 | McGill Daily / Le DélitWritten by William MazurekVisual by Khoa Doan

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Published on : 14 Nov 2013

Change From Within

Sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) has seen dramatic growth over the last decade and is having an increasing influence on both institutional and retail investors. Published on November 11 2013 | Bull and BearWritten by Alvin Chauhan

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Published on : 14 Nov 2013

On International Day, UN Secretary-General calls for protection of natural resources in war-torn countries

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the importance of protecting the environment in times of armed conflict, and stressed that strong natural resource governance can help prevent conflict and contribute to long-term peace. Published November 6 2013 | UN News CentreWritten by UN News 

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Published on : 07 Nov 2013

Universities that teach you to change the world

Social entrepreneurship – whether as new or existing ventures, with an environmental or social-justice focus – is a hot topic on campus. Published October 22 2013 | Globe and MailWritten by Jennifer Lewington

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Published on : 24 Oct 2013

Climate Justice panelists talk Enbridge Line 9

Safety, environmental racism discussed Published on October 2013 | McGill DailyWritten by Mark Tartamella On October 10, CKUT 90.3FM and the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund hosted the second installment of “Under the Weather,” a monthly series focusing on climate change.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2013

Macdonald Campus welcomes the Class of 2027

The latest results of a cross-country science test show that Quebec students are falling behind many of their provincial counterparts in science. Published on October 16 2013 | McGill ReporterWritten by Kathy MacLean

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Published on : 20 Oct 2013

Hundreds of millions of people still go to bed hungry every night

In the early 1990s, when more than 1 billion people were going hungry ever year, this goal represented a reduction of 50 per cent. Published on October 8 2013 | GazetteWritten by Hugp Melgar-Quiñonez

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Published on : 20 Oct 2013

McGill hosts second annual Community Engagement Day

CED was created as a student-administrator initiative in 2012 by SEDE, in partnership with the SSMU Community Engagement Committee (CEC). Published on October 06 2013 | McGill DailyWritten by Dana Wray The CEC administers a $0.50 per person Charity Fund fee for student initiatives that connect McGill with the external community.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2013

McGill Students Host Mental Health Conference

As university students prepare for midterm exams, a group of McGill students hosted a conference Saturday, aimed at promoting a better understanding of mental health. Published October 05 2013 | Global NewsReported by Sarah Volstad

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Published on : 09 Oct 2013

An electronic wasteland

The importance of recycling used electronics. Published on September 30 2013 | McGill DailyWritten by Chris Mills

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Published on : 07 Oct 2013

The shape of things to come

Time Forms explores the links between art and time. Published on September 30 2013 | McGill DailyWritten by Lucy Gripper Despite the slightly esoteric nature of its premise, the curators of Time Forms – McGill professors Alanna Thain, Stephen McAdams, and Eric Lewis – made accessibility a goal when organizing the conference.

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Published on : 07 Oct 2013

Gentrification is not grand

‘Neutral’ journalism and the working class neighbourhood. Published on September 30 2013 | McGill DailyWritten by Aaron Vansintjan

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Published on : 07 Oct 2013

SSMU Talks Sustainable Student Living with ECOLE

See the coverage in the two articles below Published on September 30 | McGill DailyWritten by by Lauria Galbraith and Hannah Reardon 

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Published on : 07 Oct 2013