By McGill Reporter staff A student referendum on the proposed Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) passed resoundingly last week, with 79 per cent of voters downtown voting to adopt the fund. Some 5,300 students voted, the second-highest total in SSMU history. As reported in the Nov. 5 edition of the McGill Reporter, the SPF would see the administration [...]
An annual Fall event on McGills downtown campus, the Farmers Market provides students, employees, and neighborhood residents the opportunity to buy fresh, healthy, organic and local food directly from the farmers who produce it, and to engage with community and student groups working on personal, community, and ecological food sustainability initiatives. Developed out of the [...]
Pleased with Montreal plans for bike path, University is moving to eliminate parking and cars from its lower downtown campus
By McGill Reporter Staff While red may be the official colour of McGill, it would seem that we have an increasing penchant for green as well. McGill’s strong commitment to campus sustainability was recognized earlier today with the announcement that the University has been selected to the annual list of Canadas Greenest Employers, as chosen by the [...
Vision 2020: Creating a Sustainable McGill
McGill’s Pulse Energy Dashboard will be publicly available online as of Friday, April 15th. To start, the energy consumption of over 20 buildings will be displayed, in real time. The goal is to raise awareness on energy consumption, to give tools to building occupants to understand the impact of our daily activities on the environment.
The Emerald Key & Catalyst Awards will be presented by the Office of Sustainability for the first time in 2011 to those who have made a meaningful and enduring contribution to the sustainability movement at McGill University.
(Guest blog post by Prof. Navin Ramankutty, Department of Geography) Is it more sustainable to eat locally grown grain-fed meat or organic vegetables imported from far away? If all nations decide to curtail global warming by 2°C, how much would we need to cut emissions, and what are the ethically responsible ways to distribute these reduced [...]
McGill's Faculty of Law and Vermont Law School are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary and comparative workshop on the challenges posed by sub-national, national, and international attempts to achieve environmental sustainability. The Conference will take place 10-12 June 2011. Deadline to submit abstracts: 25 January 2011.
McGill University and Montreal’s Ville-Marie borough are working together to make McTavish Street a pedestrian zone as of May 28th.