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On International Day, UN Secretary-General calls for protection of natural resources in war-torn countries

Thu, 2013-11-07 13:12

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the importance of protecting the environment in times of armed conflict, and stressed that strong natural resource governance can help prevent conflict and contribute to long-term peace.

Published November 6 2013 | UN News Centre
Written by UN News 

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The Power of Advocacy, a lecture by Stephen Lewis

Wed, 2013-11-06 18:00
McIntyre Medical Building : Room 522, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6
Price: Free

In this lecture, Stephen Lewis will draw on his extensive international experience to illustrate the power of advocacy in the fight for social justice, global health and equality.

 

Mr. Lewis is the co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World, an international advocacy organization that works to promote more urgent and more effective global responses to HIV/AIDS.

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Cutting Edge Lecture

Thu, 2013-11-14 18:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free

Lecture by Catherine Potvin (Trottier Professor, Principal Investigator, Neotropical Ecology Lab, Biology, McGill)

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Universities that teach you to change the world

Thu, 2013-10-24 14:29

Social entrepreneurship – whether as new or existing ventures, with an environmental or social-justice focus – is a hot topic on campus.

Published October 22 2013 | Globe and Mail
Written by Jennifer Lewington

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Lift-Off: The Sustainability Soirée

Thu, 2013-11-14 17:00 - 19:00
Bookstore : Third Floor, 3420 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3L1
Price: Free

On Thursday, November 14th Vision 2020 will turn the page from planning to action!

 

Ever experienced a bike-powered cinema, a community mapping project, a theatrical performance, and a beautiful local snack all in one evening?

Curious about how it all connects? Join us on Thursday, November 14th on the Third Floor of the McGill Bookstore for a creative and inspiring celebration of the emerging culture of Sustainability at McGill. Here we'll toast to the first draft of the McGill Sustainability Strategy and generate excitement to keep it moving forward.

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Zero Waste Week McGill 2013

Mon, 2013-11-04 16:00 - Sun, 2013-11-17 16:00
Various Locations
Price: Free

Greening McGill, in collaboration with others, presents Zero Waste Week 2.0!

 

Come become inspired to learn, discuss, and adapt the ways of sustainable living through field trips, events, and workshops. The goal of the project is to live one week--just one week--without producing any garbage at all! Join us, and let's get zero wasted!

You can check out the trailer for the documentary that inspired it all here.

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Social SUStainability Week

Mon, 2013-10-21 10:11
Various Locations
Price: Various

This week, join the Science Undergraduate Society of McGill University as we raise money for Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre

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Sustainability Fridays

Fri, 2013-10-25 16:00 - 18:00
Faculty Club : 2nd Floor, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: Free

Invite your friends and colleagues to join you at the Faculty Club this friday!

Come share a drink, a snack, and a conversation with other McGill professors, students, and staff interested in sustainability. Since Sustainability Fridays were such a success last year, they are being started up again, coordinated by MOOS (McGill Office of Sustainability), and supported by generous partners.

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Climate Justice panelists talk Enbridge Line 9

Sun, 2013-10-20 14:45

Safety, environmental racism discussed

Published on October 2013 | McGill Daily
Written by Mark Tartamella

On October 10, CKUT 90.3FM and the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund hosted the second installment of “Under the Weather,” a monthly series focusing on climate change.

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