'Linking Action and Research on Sustainability' (LARS) is a new science communication initiative which aims to provide visibility for McGill scholars working on positive contributions/solutions to sustainability related problems. The goal is to help McGill scholars to engage in outreach and share their work with a broader audience, through brown bag lunch events, videos, blog posts, and workshops, with a focus on social media and online promotion.
The mandate of McGill Feeding McGill is to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Macdonald Campus’s Horticultural Research Center to McGill University’s Food and Dining services operated residences and the general student community.
The McGill Energy Project’s objective is to help drive McGill’s energy system towards a more sustainable future through a process that leaves its participants with the tools needed to affect change in energy systems at large. They had great success in the first 18 months of operation, and the McGill Energy Project 2 SPF project provided the funding to have Marc-Etienne Brunet carry out demanding administrative tasks over the course of the summer.
The 2013 edition of the McGill Sustainability Symposium, "Adapting to a Changing Climate", took place on March 14th. It featured guest speakers, a poster session, presentations of student work, and a "world-cafe" round table discussion.
The opportunity for this project arose when the McGill Gault Nature Reserve (GNR) in Mont-Saint-Hilaire proposed a mechanical engineering project (MECH 463). The mission is to help them reduce their carbon footprint by providing them with a less environmentally-harmful electric ATV to perform their every day maintenance tasks.