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Solin Hall Compost Pails (SP0058)

Status: COMPLETED November 2011

When interest in composting was expressed by Solin Hall residents, a team of committed council members looked into getting a compost pail for every apartment in Solin.

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Vision 2020 (SP0057)

Status: ONGOING November 2011 - present

The Vision 2020 process seeks to harness the remarkable energy behind these initiatives to build an overarching sustainability vision and action plan for—and from—the whole university community. Join the conversation

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MFSP Intern 2 (SP0056)

Status: COMPLETED November 2011 - May 2012

A continuation of the McGill Food Systems Project Local Food Plus Intern (SP0045): A McGill student will intern with Local Food Plus, assisting with Quebec farm certifications over the summer of 2011, helping McGill meet the Certified Local Sustainable supply for the campus' food services demands as McGill prepares to launch a partnership with Local Food Plus in fall 2011.

Teva Recycling (SP0055)

Status: COMPLETED November 2011 - May 2012

Teva is a new student group whose mission is to improve recycling rates on McGill campus. The Teva Recycling Initiative (TRI) is a joint venture between McGill student group Teva and the McLennan library administration.

CKUT Ecolibrium Radio Residency (SP0054)

Status: COMPLETED November 2011 - August 2012

CKUT’s Ecolibrium Radio Residency project aims to use radio and podcasts to raise awareness about environmental initiatives based out of McGill University (Montreal, Canada). 

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Greening McTavish (SP0053)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - September 2011

Excepts from the SPF presentation: 3 tests of different Green Streets techniques on McGill downtown campus:

  • Taking the opportunity of a temporary situation;
  • Measuring the impact on the community (users, maintenance teams, etc.);
  • Evaluating the possible integration within this particular context.

Green Biobanking (SP0051)

Status: EXTENDED
(Original Timeline: ) August 2011 - September 2012
(Extended Timeline: ) August 2011 - August 2014

Excerpt from the 2013 impact analysis: Determined that the laboratory refrigerators and freezers in the McIntyre and Bellini buildings consume approximately 27,107 kWh and $65,000 annually.

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Sustainability Fair (SP0050)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2011

The McGill Sustainability Fair provided an opportunity for members of the community to find out about what's happening on campus and how they could get involved. This was an idea that arose from discussions the Make It Happen event earlier in the spring, and a multistakeholder group helped put it together.

Off-Campus Residence Energy Dashboard (SP0049)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - September 2011

Excerpt from the initial application: Residences and Utilities & Energy Mgmt jointly proposed to connect the three main off-campus residences to the upcoming McGill Energy Dashboard.

Butterfly Garden (SP0048)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - September 2012

In dealing with the given problem of designing a picnic table for Ecole Saint-Enfant-Jesus, the project 'Butterfly Garden' was proposed. The project recognizes the limitations and opportunities impeded within the existing landscape. Fist being the small area of green shaded space, second being the two boundaries or edges confining/ defining the site, the chain link fence and the retaining wall.