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Egg Grader (SP0052)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - December 2011

The egg grader is a machine that will be used for demonstrations to students from the graduate, under graduate and FMT levels. The purchase of the egg grader will also give the Poultry Unit an opportunity to join the growing  initiative “McGill Feeding McGill” program. 

Green Biobanking (SP0051)

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

McGill Feeding McGill 2 (SP0038)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2011

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.

Food Systems Administrator 2 (SP0034)

Status: COMPLETED September 2011 - April 2012

With the support of the Sustainability Fund, McGill Food and Dining Services (MFDS) hired a Food Systems Administrator in August 2010 to consolidate the food purchasing function for the department, to create more sustainable & local food purchasing at McGill, to bring fresher, tastier and more nutrient-rich food to the McGill community, and to support a culture of sustainability at McGill.

Gault Electric ATV (SP0016)

Status: COMPLETED November 2010 - April 2011

The Gault Nature Reserve (GNR) in Mont-Saint-Hilaire of McGill University is a private conservation reserve that protects the primeval forests of the St. Lawrence Valley. Its multitude of walking trails throughout the reserve is a year-round tourist attraction, receiving up to a few thousand visitors on a given day. Due to its large size, the daily maintenance on the GNR is mostly done by ATV’s.

Water Collection System (SP0015)

Status: COMPLETED May 2010 - September 2010

With the continuous concern with water resources and water management in a changing climate, students at McGill University are taught the value of water sustainability but no building or system on the Macdonald Campus can be used to showcase sustainable water recovery and usage.

Water is Life! (SP0014)

Status: COMPLETED January 2011 - October 2012

How much water does McGill use every day and how can we use it more sustainably? If you’ve ever wondered about water on campus, Water is Life! Sustaining McGill’s eau de vie is coming to a building near you.

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