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Science Documentary @ Redpath Museum: No Impact Man

Sun, 2014-12-21 15:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free with Donation

NO IMPACT MAN: A family embarks on a year-long project to reduce their net footprint by using no electricity, producing no trash and giving back to the world.

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

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270 000 tonnes de plastique dans les océans

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:02

La pollution provoquée par le plastique a pris de telles proportions au cours des dernières décennies que près de 270 000 tonnes de ce matériau flotteraient à la surface des océans, selon une étude internationale publiée mercredi.

le 10 décembre 2014 | Le Devoir

par:Alexandre Shields

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The climate is changing, and so are Arctic berries

Tue, 2014-12-16 14:54

McGill University Researcher Anna Bruce explores how Iqaluit women are adapting to "bad" berry seasons

Dec. 10, 2014 | Nunatsiaq Online

By: Sarah Rogers

OTTAWA — How are Inuit communities around the world adapting to a warming climate?

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Bhatt wins national prize for urban living ideas

Tue, 2014-12-16 14:28

Architecture professor Vikram Bhatt has won the 2014 Margolese National Design for Living Prize, the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture announced this week.

Nov. 28, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: McGill Reporter Staff

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Sustainable Urban Planning and Cities of Tomorrow

Thu, 2015-01-22 08:30 - 21:00
Price: $15 and up

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Contact: Bruno Demers, Director of Education and Research
Organization: CaGBC Quebec Chapter
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Nature Talk @ Redpath Museum: The Role of Science and Public Policy

Sun, 2014-12-14 12:00 - 16:30
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: FREE - Reservation Recommended

Moderated by Victor Frankel  (PhD Candidate, McGill University & Graduate Fellow, Smithsonian Institution)

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Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS) brown bag lunch series presents: "Learn to Network"!

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:00 - 13:00
Brown Student Services : Suite 2200, 3600 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G3
Price: FREE - Please RSVP

Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS) is a joint initiative of McGill professors Elena Bennett and Catherine Potvin and funded by the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund. Our main goal is to give visibility to McGill researchers (profs, graduate students and postdocs) working on positive contributions to sustainability. To do that, we help them create videos and we offer a series of brown bag lunches in science communication and outreach.

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McGill Prof. Chris Ragan chairs high-profile group on economic and environmental fiscal reform

Sun, 2014-11-30 08:09

A team of Canada’s most prominent economists and former political leaders have banded together to urge governments to reform their fiscal policies to improve environmental protection and economic performance.



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The “ecofiscal commission” was unveiled Tuesday in Toronto, and will undertake a series of studies to promote subsidy reforms and taxes – including carbon pricing – to deal with air, water and waste concerns.

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The McGill Space Race

Thu, 2014-11-27 23:21

Alan Chen didn’t know it at the time, but one afternoon three years ago in Lev Bukhman marked the start of a multi-year project that would reduce the gap between students and administration, and re-envision the entirety of McGill’s downtown campus. 

The McGill Tribune | Nov. 26, 2014

By: Remi Lu

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Sustainability Friday: Socially Responsible Investment!

Fri, 2014-11-28 16:00
Faculty Club : Billiards Room, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

What better way to spend a frosty Friday afternoon than chatting about sustainability with your colleagues? Come join us at the last Sustainability Friday of the semester! We'll be talking about socially responsible investment, what it means, and why it's important to McGill.

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