The 7th annual Rethink conference
March 28, 2008. You've signed the Rethink Pledge* to commit to at least five (5) actions towards reducing your environmental impact while you are on campus, whether in a lab or in a residence. The Annual Rethink conference provided an opportunity for dialogue on March 28, 2008 with other members of the McGill community to see how we can move between policy and practice, working together to see change.
Couldn't make the conference? The presentations are posted online here!
*The Rethink wha..? The Rethink Pledge was launched during the Week of Action on Climate Change. McGill community members are asked to commit to at least five (5) actions towards reducing their environmental impact while they are on campus, whether in a lab or in a residence. The action items were based on Harvard University’s emPower pledge: last year, Harvard had approximately 4,000 signatures! Yale apparently had approximately 1,000 signatures.
On our first try in the 2007 Winter Semester, we reached our goal of 1,000 signatures by Convocation 2007. Help us reach this year's goal: 2,000 signatures by Convocation 2008! Staff members can register on behalf of their departments. Sign up now!
Green Business Week 2008
Green Business Week 2008 is hosted by S.T.O.P (Shaping Tomorrow's Organizational Practices), the only student-run organization focusing on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Faculty of Management at McGill University.
This week-long event will encompass all facets of business with a major focus on CSR. The issues of green washing and socially responsible investing, for instance, will be presented to students through workshops and guest speakers. As well, the movie “Who Killed the Electric Car?” will be shown.
Events are open and free of charge to all students in the Faculty of Management at McGill University, at both the BCom and MBA levels, along with any other interested students from different faculties.
When: October 20th-24th, 2008
Where: Bronfman Building, 1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Why: To rethink efficiently
How: Arrive at any event with an open mind!
Farmer's Market on Campus
At the March 2008 Rethink Conference, one of the SMART objectives proposed by attendees was a Farmers' Market on campus. During the spring and summer months, students worked with McGill staff (Food and Dining Services and other relevant departments to make it happen.
From August 25th to 28th and every Tuesday of September, the market will be in the parking lot of University Centre to sell their wares to the community. The Market is going to run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Don't miss it! Come get great local foods! Don't forget to bring your own bags, and dishes or Tupperware!
UPDATE: Surprise! Due to popular demand, McGill's first annual Farmer's Market is back for three more weeks. See you at "Three Bares" Park from 11am-3pm, Tuesday the 14th, 21st, and 28th of October.
The "Three Bares" Park is on the west side of the main campus avenue, just south of the Arts building.
Want to help? Student coordinators will need extra hands to help out with instalments and clean up, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you're interested, please mbcs2008 [at] gmail [dot] com (e-mail them)