B-shack is an outreach, education and research hub anchored with a pavilion at the Macdonald Farm designed, fabricated and assembled by a diverse group of students to creatively engage the extended McGill community and the citizens of Montreal in addressing the imminent threat to the world food supply by honeybee colony collapse disorder (CCD). The SPF provided the means to construct a wooden pavilion with a steel structure that contains beehives at MacDonald Campus.
The McGill Student Ecological Garden operates a 1 1/4 acre farm on the MacDonald Campus to produce local food stuffs from various different crops and farm animals. The MSEG Root Crop Washer is a small-scale root crop (carrots, turnips etc.) washing machine that the organization uses to increase the efficiency and efficacy of the produce cleaning process while decreasing the amount of physical exertion required.
Community Engagement Day 2012 was an experiment in how to celebrate, develop and document the culture of engagement and sustainability, both social and environmental, at McGill University.
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It was successful in a number of areas that reflect the eligibility of this proposal:
The Market Cooperative is celebrating it's one year anniversary this coming February 13th!
Featuring over 40 local art, clothing, food, and vintage vendors, a day full of live music, and wonderful people.
The Market will be open from 11-6:00pm so be sure to come on by! Come share the love
Procurement Services recently engaged in a series of reflection sessions with its core team to develop a vision statement and goals for sustainable procurement.
The vision statement declares that “Procurement plays a central role as a strategic partner, is empowered and provided with the resources to promote and lead the way to establish sustainable practices and culture at McGill and in the wider community.”
Want to get involved in a big way? Apply to be an ECOLE Facilitator!
Submit your application and resume/CV to mcgillecole [at] gmail [dot] com before February 19th, 2014 at midnight.
Come share a drink, a snack, and a conversation with other McGill professors, students, and staff interested in sustainability.
What better way to spend the last Friday afternoon of the month than chatting about sustainability with your colleagues? 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, January 31st, 4-6 pm for some warmth, camaraderie, and big ideas.
A professor at the McGill School of Environment and the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Elena Bennett, spends much of her research time looking at the ways ecosystems interact and provide multiple services for people.
Published on January 21 2014 | McGill Reporter
Written by Neale Devitt