Quick Links


How to Breed a Tasty Cricket

The Atlantic | Sept 24, 2015

Aspire Food Group is one of four major farms in the nation that breeds insects specifically for food. Mott founded the company as an MBA student in 2013 with a group of his McGill University classmates, using $1 million in seed money from the Hult Prize, a student start-up competition for social enterprise.

Read the full story here.

Published: 29Sep2015

Cultivating Sustainability at McGill

McGill Reporter | Sept. 12, 2015

by: Chris Wrobel


After the Sustainability Projects Fund was created in the 2009-10 school year, Emily McGill, a past garden volunteer, worked with a group of students to apply for funds to start the permaculture garden project. The production area consisted of the original eight garden plots in the student-run garden, along with a quarter acre in the Horticulture Centre.


Published: 21Sep2015

Feds to ban microbeads in personal care products

July 31, 2015 | The Toronto Sun

Officials say a scientific review that included an analysis of more than 130 scientific papers, as well as consultations with experts, has revealed that the presence of microbeads in the environment may have long-term effects on biological diversity and ecosystems.


Read the full story here.

Published: 15Sep2015

Ottawa veut interdire les microbilles de plastiques dans les produits de beauté

le 31 juillet 2015 | La Presse

Le gouvernement fédéral prépare un règlement pour interdire l'utilisation de microbilles de plastique dans les produits de soins personnels.

Lire l'histoire complet ici.

Published: 15Sep2015

Evil orbs: Abrasives in toothpaste and face scrubs are poisoning fish

The Economist | July 31, 2015

ANTHONY RICCIARDI, a scientist at McGill University, was looking for evidence that an invasive Asian clam had colonised a warm spot in the St Lawrence river when a member of his team made a more headline-worthy discovery


Read the full story here.

Published: 15Sep2015

SPF Information Session: SPF 101

University 3559 ECOLE, 3559 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B1, CA

Keen on composting? Excited about social justice and equity?

Adapting Greenhouses For Region

Nation News | Sept. 3, 2015

by: Kathryn Condon


MCGILL researchers hope to further agricultural productivity in the Caribbean (at Bellairs Research Institute, Barbados) with the development of greenhouse technology specially suited for this part of the world.


Read the full story here.

Published: 14Sep2015

Sustainability Fridays! Spotlight on Health and Wellness

Faculty Club Billiards Room, 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

All semester long, the McGill community has had meaningful discussions about peer support, mental health awareness,

Sustainability Fridays! October edition

Faculty Club Billiards Room, 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) invites you to have an informal snack and a drink with the sustainability community at the second Sustainability Friday of the semester!