Given the need to feed an estimated 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive toward large-scale, single-crop farming around the world may seem inexorable. Published on Feb 21, 2014 | Teatro Naturale InternationalWritten by S.C.
Composting on campus: a big project in the works. After finishing the last bite of an apple, it’s almost second nature to toss it into the trash can before heading off to class. But what happens then? Published on Feb 7, 2014 | McGill TribuneWritten by Jenny Shen and Marlee Vinegar Few people know the fate of their food waste. But for many McGill students, the matter wasn’t just a concern—it was the beginnings of a significant undertaking.
Usman W. Chohan is a consultant with the World Bank Institute in the field of Social Accountability, and is pursuing an MBA at Desautels with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He was invited to the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council site at Fatehjang to analyze their sustainability initiatives, including their highly promising Solar-powered Irrigation Systems.
Alors que la population des abeilles chute de façon alarmante, des étudiants de l'Université McGill amassent des fonds pour construire un pavillon où vivront des colonies entières de ces insectes afin de conscientiser la population à la problématique. Published on January 20 2014 | Journal de MontréalWritten by Ewan Sauves
Project managers seek student feedback on The Nest, cite dedication to sustainability as main goal. Published January 14 2014 | McGill TribuneWritten by Catherine-Laure Juste Redel said the SRC has been successful in achieving a main goal so far—the promotion of sustainability.
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
Events celebrate McGill’s certification over the summer as first fair trade certified school in Quebec Published October 1 2013 | McGill TribuneWritten by Chelsey Ju
Insects are not something you are likely to find on the menu in Canada, but the United Nations suggests they should be. Published September 27 2013 | Globe and Mail In fact, they're eaten in other parts of the world and some Canadian business people are creating products to meet demand and be a global resource for what they feel is the food of the future.
A group of McGill students has been awarded $1 million for undernourished communities in urban slums. Find story links below
Published on July 31, 2013 | Radio-Canada TV (Téléjournal 18 h) Les universités québécoises se sont mises à l'heure du développement durable. Les campus de la province, qui ont souvent l'importance de petites villes, sont soucieux de réduire leur empreinte écologique. À l'Université de Montréal et à l'Université McGill, ça passe notamment par l'agriculture urbaine et la production de miel en plein centre- ville.
The University of Toronto uses solar panels to heat water for athletes’ showers and McGill University imposes a student fee of 50 Canadian cents per credit that is matched by the university for its Sustainability Projects Fund. Published July 23, 2013 | Environmental Leader
Find more information on McGill's Tomato Fiesta from CBC and Global News below. Published on August 27, 2013 | Global NewsWritten by Josh Panton Posted on August 28, 2013 | CBC News
Published in FastCoExist "Crickets are a delectable, affordable, and environmentally friendly protein source already eaten in some parts of the world. Now the trick is producing them for the masses.
Written by Christina ReinwaldPublished by August 15, 2013 | Boston Globe "The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.