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Sustainable living at McGill

Thu, 2013-11-21 19:33

Listen to the full broadcast below

Published November 21 2013 | CBC Daybreak Montreal 

ECOLE (Education Community Living Environment) is an ongoing project from McGill University that aims to create a sustainable living house in the Milton-Parc community.

Listen to the full broadcast.

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The Sustainability Projects Fund: Green and growing

Thu, 2013-11-21 19:24

Founded in 2009, the SPF is a beacon of collaboration between McGill students and administration.

Published November 18 2013 | McGill Reporter
Written by Jaspreet Pannu

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The Great Green North

Thu, 2013-11-21 19:18

Many campuses have adopted clean energy policies to reduce their carbon footprint.

Published by Earth Island Journal
Written by Megan Tady

Canadian students have flocked to join or start sustainability initiatives on their college campuses like they’re running for the dinner bell.

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McGill’s quest to become a sustainable campus

Thu, 2013-11-21 19:12

A look into Vision 2020

Published November 18 2013 | McGill Daily
Written by Juliana Hayden | Visual by Khoa Doan

On the evening of November 14, staff and students gathered in the McGill bookstore for the launch of the first draft of McGill’s sustainability strategy – otherwise known as Vision 2020.

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Divest McGill stages protest against fossil fuels

Thu, 2013-11-14 16:00

Students bike in opposition to cycling policy/ Contestation sur deux roues

Published on November 11 2013 | McGill Daily / Le Délit
Written by William Mazurek
Visual by Khoa Doan

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Change From Within

Thu, 2013-11-14 15:56

Sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) has seen dramatic growth over the last decade and is having an increasing influence on both institutional and retail investors.

Published on November 11 2013 | Bull and Bear
Written by Alvin Chauhan

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Sustainability Fridays

Fri, 2013-11-29 16:00 - 18:00
Faculty Club : 2nd Floor, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: Free

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. This month's event will be sponsored by McGill Libraries.

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Visionary Organizing in an Age of Climate Crisis with CHARITY HICKS - presented by Under the Weather

Thu, 2013-11-14 18:30 - 20:00
Adams Building : Adams Auditorium, 3450 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E8
Price: Free

Many people feel we live in ecologically destructive, highly unequal and spiritually toxic economies.

 

They crave an alternative. But what should it look like? And how will we get there? Detroit is a city on the front-lines of neoliberal and ecological devastation. It is also a laboratory for alternatives.

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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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