How many McGill electricians does it take to change a light bulb in the Gelber Law Library? Only one, albeit on a cherry picker – and that’s no joke, as the lights in question are a good 20 feet off the ground. But even though an electrician’s time could be certainly put to better use, the people at McGill’s Office of Sustainability are not too concerned about how a bulb gets changed.
It's Waste Reduction Week and to mark the occasion, McGill University has just unveiled the latest addition to the campus -- an industrial waste composter named Big Hanna.
Thirty leading nanotechnology and green chemistry researchers from both sides of the Pacific recently met at Mont-Tremblant, Qué. to share their cutting-edge knowledge, thanks to an agreement that was signed this summer by Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University and Ryoji Noyori, President of RIKEN of Japan (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research).
Principal Heather Munroe-Blum signed a research memorandum of understanding with Dr. P.P. Bhojvaid, Vice-Chancellor of TERI University in India, placing Quebec at the heart of climate-change research. The signing was also attended by Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chancellor of TERI University, Premier of Quebec Jean Charest and Quebec Minister for International Relations Pierre Arcand.
By McGill Reporter staff A student referendum on the proposed Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) passed resoundingly last week, with 79 per cent of voters downtown voting to adopt the fund. Some 5,300 students voted, the second-highest total in SSMU history. As reported in the Nov. 5 edition of the McGill Reporter, the SPF would see the administration [...]
An annual Fall event on McGills downtown campus, the Farmers Market provides students, employees, and neighborhood residents the opportunity to buy fresh, healthy, organic and local food directly from the farmers who produce it, and to engage with community and student groups working on personal, community, and ecological food sustainability initiatives. Developed out of the [...]
Pleased with Montreal plans for bike path, University is moving to eliminate parking and cars from its lower downtown campus
By McGill Reporter Staff While red may be the official colour of McGill, it would seem that we have an increasing penchant for green as well. McGill’s strong commitment to campus sustainability was recognized earlier today with the announcement that the University has been selected to the annual list of Canadas Greenest Employers, as chosen by the [...
Vision 2020: Creating a Sustainable McGill
McGill’s Pulse Energy Dashboard will be publicly available online as of Friday, April 15th. To start, the energy consumption of over 20 buildings will be displayed, in real time. The goal is to raise awareness on energy consumption, to give tools to building occupants to understand the impact of our daily activities on the environment.