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).
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.
Residences and Utilities & Energy Mgmt jointly proposed to connect the three main off-campus residences to the upcoming McGill Energy Dashboard.
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.
The 'Out-of-the-Garden Project' (OGP) is an ongoing effort to establish a student-run café on Macdonald Campus which serves breakfast and lunch twice a week with ingredients sourced locally from McGill student farming projects. This initial round of funding provided the resources to conduct supply and demand analysis and feasibility studies in order to create a business plan for the café.
Campus Swaps is a sustainable initiative for university and college students, in the form of a social enterprise.
We're recycling goods from graduating students to incoming students, thereby creating sustainable cycles of ownership on campuses across North America. We provide affordable prices to new students, responsible recycling options for recent grads, and substantial, measurable waste reduction within entire student communities.
Pulse is a new tool introduced at McGill to monitor energy consumption of approximately 30 buildings within the McGill campus. This number will soon reach up to 60 buildings. Although Pulse represents a positive initiative, much remains to be known and done about energy efficiency at McGill.
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.