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McGill Students Fiona Yuan and Christopher Tegho win at 2014 Scotiabank EcoLiving Student Leadership Award

Mon, 2014-06-09 02:46

Yuan and Tegho are in their last year of electrical engineering at McGill University and are keen about sustainability and energy conservation. Together they designed an “energy management and power disaggregation” system that helps homeowners and businesses better monitor, control and manage the energy use of individual appliances.

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Podcast: Environment or Economy: At the Muskoka Summit

Mon, 2014-06-09 02:40

Published on June 4, 2014 | CBC

Ideas with Paul Kennedy

Following on the heels of Green Growth: Can Profits Save the Planet?, IDEAS presents the Muskoka Summit, a biennial conclave with some of the world's most respected ecologists debating one of the crucial questions of our time -- is it possible for economists to understand and appreciate the 'real' value of the environment?

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The Institut du Nouveau Monde presents École d'Été

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:00 - Sat, 2014-08-16 21:00
DC - Downtown Campus Central Sector : 845 Sherbrook Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 0G4
Price: $95.00 (participation) + $100.00 (for the course if taken)

Scholarships available for new one-credit course taken in collaboration with l’École d’été

This August 13th - 16th, McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS) will be hosting L’École d’été, a yearly event organized by l’Institut de Nouveau Monde. L’École d’été will bring together 500+ youth to engage with civil society leaders on a variety of issues related to social engagement in Quebec.

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Given our frigid climes, think indoor greenery

Fri, 2014-06-06 02:32

Montreal — Green spaces can help obliterate blue spaces in our minds: It’s a no-brainer.

Published on May 30, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Bill Brownstein

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GIMI Plant Sale

Wed, 2014-06-11 11:00 - 14:00
DC - Downtown Campus Central Sector : Y-Intersection, 845 Sherbrook Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 0G4

Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to think about plants. 

Are any of your indoor office plants getting too big?

Do you need to divide your garden perennials? 

Did you start too many tomato plants?

The Greening Indoor McGill Initiative (GIMI) would be thrilled to receive any of them.

The second annual GIMI Indoor and Outdoor Plant Sale takes place on Wednesday, June 11, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Y intersection on lower campus.

Mark your calendars, and pass the message on.

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Harvesting water out of thin air

Thu, 2014-05-22 (All day)

Harnessing humidity to quench thirst in the world’s most arid regions

Published on May 13, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: Neale McDevitt and Chris Chipello

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McGill honours champions of equity and diversity

Wed, 2014-05-14 21:47

The 2nd annual McGill University Awards for Equity and Community Building were handed out on April 24.

Published on May 8, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: McGill Reporter Staff

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McGill Spaces Project: Upgrading Spaces

Thu, 2014-05-08 23:28

Published on May 8, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: McGill Reporter Staff

A drab hallway, an empty lawn, an awkward nook – every university has them. But what if these were re-imagined as a colourful study space with bench seating, a pop-up outdoor classroom, and a busking area for student musicians?

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Catherine Potvin: Halting Deforestation - One Piece of the Climate Mitigation Puzzle [Public Lecture]

Mon, 2014-05-26 18:30
Centre Mont-Royal : 2200 Rue Mansfield
Price: Free, reservation reccomended

McGill University Biology Professor Catherine Potvin, a renowned expert on climate change and tropical-forest ecology, will share insights from her research.

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Mount Royal Flora [Talk & Walk]

Fri, 2014-05-09 17:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free, but suggested contribution of $10 adult, $5 student/child/senior

Mount Royal Flora - the forest and the human story

With Éric Richard (Directeur des services éducatifs, Les amis de la montagne) and Kakwiranó:ron Cook (Aboriginal Outreach, McGill)

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