As part of Défi Climat activities, we are hosting a workshop on Fossil Fool’s Day in the Wong Building, Room 1050 from 12:00-14:00. This will include an exclusive preview of McGill’s Pulse energy dashboard, where web users can view building energy consumption in real time! Students and staff will also be presenting on projects that they are working on.
The 2nd International Forum aims to increase knowledge regarding sustainable stormwater management in the world. Speakers and participants from stormwater management in urban areas are invited. The Forum will take place October 23-25, 2011 at the University of Sherbrooke. Stormwater management professionals are invited to submit papers by April 8, 2011.
The issue of sustainability is at the forefront of public concern. Development of a culture of sustainability will require important efforts on the part of all of us. McGill’s Sustainability Office asks that you consider collaborating in this important initiative by participating in Défi Climat, where you can commit to taking simple steps toward improving the sustainability of our community.
The McGill School of Environment is hosting their 4th Environmental Research Symposium on April 13th and 14th. The theme is Global Environmental Change, and this annual symposium is motivated by the need to bring together ideas and research findings from different disciplines to develop new approaches to environmental research.
The PGSS environment committee is proud to present another Green Drinks Montreal event. There will be a mix starting at 5 PM, followed at 6 PM by a presentation by Laura Rhodes who is Food Systems Administrator in the McGill Food and Dining Services unit. She will talk on "Seeding Sustainable Food Systems." Her presentation will be followed by a World Cafe Style Discussion.
The Office of Sustainability and the First-Year Office’s Leadership Training Program invite all students, faculty and staff to take action to make McGill sustainable.
McGill University, John Molson School of Business (John Molson Sustainable Business Group) and HEC Montreal are joining forces for their annual conference on sustainability; Business Beyond Tomorrow. The conference aims to educate and inspire the business leaders of today, as well as our student community; the business leaders of tomorrow.
The PGSS environment committee presents the film "DIRT!" DIRT! takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. DIRT! the Movie brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. Mix at 5 PM, followed by the film at 6 PM.
Did you know that 97 per cent of all products and industrial processes require a chemical reaction? To make matters worse, many of those processes result in waste and toxic byproducts. Quite simply, a revolution is needed to change how we go about manufacturing the products we use every day. Good news! The revolution is already underway.
This workshop provides participants already familiar with the basic terminology and concepts of cultural and racial diversity with a more in-depth engagement with these and other ideas.