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Making “waste not” a way of life

Sun, 2014-04-13 02:34

“Hate” may be a strong word, but it is the word used by mild-mannered Bernice Ting to describe how she feels about waste.

Published on April 9, 2014 | McGill News
by Jennifer Nault

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McGill Spaces Project Presents: James' Walk

Thu, 2014-04-10 16:00 - 17:30
Burnside Hall : Statue of James McGill on Lower Field, 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B9

The McGill Spaces Project invites you to an interactive James' Walk* on the McGill campus. Come learn about unique spaces right under your nose, and share your favourite spots on campus!
* The James' Walk is modeled after urban explorations known as Jane's Walk (after famed urban planner Jane Jacobs)

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Grad Students: Join us to help make your lab/office more sustainable!

Mon, 2014-04-07 17:00 - 18:30
Thomson House : Room 404, 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

A new grad student sustainability committee is starting to work on social and environmental projects in workspaces.

We're looking for students from a variety of disciplines to get involved!

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Working group aims to redefine shared space for pedestrians and cyclists on campus

Thu, 2014-04-03 22:15

Recommendations to be released in April in response to criticism of Milton bike gates.

Published on April 1, 2014 | McGill Tribune
by Chelsea Ju

Cycling regulations on campus could undergo substantial changes following the work of McGill’s Cycling Working Group, which is scheduled for release in April.

The group was created in order to analyze issues regarding bicycles on campus, with the goal of devising a well-compromised accommodation for cyclists at the university.

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Net Positive Presents Danny Pearl: Greening and Densifying our Cities and Campuses

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:00
Thomson House : 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2
Please, come and join us in welcoming architect Daniel Pearl as the next Net Positive speaker!
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Global shift to greener economies happening because of economic benefits, panelists say

Tue, 2014-04-01 01:21

The global transition to clean energy is underway and Canada is lagging, experts speaking at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit said Saturday.

Published on March 29, 2014 | The Hill Times
by Laura Ryckewaert

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Climate Change: Extinction of Ice-Free Antarctic Polynyas Due to Trapped Ocean Heat (Eric Galbraith)

Tue, 2014-04-01 01:21

Researchers from the McGill University and University of Pennsylvania have found evidence to show climate change is the main reason for the disappearance of ice-free regions, known as polynyas.

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Earth Hour @ Redpath Museum

Sat, 2014-03-29 19:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: $4 regular adult OR $2 student/child/senior,maximum for family = $10

Join the student members of both the McGill Students Astronomy Club and the Redpath Museum Club for an evening of geo

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Last Sustainability Friday of the Year!

Fri, 2014-03-28 16:00 - 18:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

What better way to spend the last Friday afternoon of the month than chatting about sustainability with your colleagues? Come share a drink, a snack, and a conversation with other McGill community members!

Sustainability Fridays are coordinated by MOOS (McGill Office of Sustainability), and supported by generous partners. Invite your friends to join you at the Faculty Club on Friday, March 28th, 4-6 pm for some warmth, camaraderie, and big ideas.

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SSMU Open Forum on Equity

Wed, 2014-04-02 14:00 - 16:00
University Centre : 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

The SSMU is planning a series of revisions to the SSMU Equity Policy next year. This Open Forum will be a chance for you to voice your opinions and provide feedback regarding SSMU's role in equity and social justice work on campus, and suggest changes you would like to see happen next year.

Two sessions will take place, with the same discussion topics on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 2-4PM in Room 108 in the University Centre;

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