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Community Engagement Day (SP0069)

Status: COMPLETED October 2012

Community Engagement Day is a new project from SEDE that aims to celebrate and promote existing initiatives that connect McGill with the Montreal community, while building new relationships.

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Biodigester Feasibility (SP0082)

Status: ONGOING May 28 2012 - present

Macdonald has the benefit of an organic waste stream comprising both food waste from campus buildings and farm waste. This duality makes Mac an ideal location for research and experimentation with anaerobic digestion applicable to both municipalities and farm operations. 

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Greening Indoor McGill Initiative (SP0065)

Status: COMPLETED February 2012 - April 2013

Greening Indoor McGill Initiative promotes the use of indoor plants to improve air quality and promote a healthy aesthetic through the greening of indoor environments for McGill faculty, staff, and students. Drawing on the expertise of Department of Plant Science faculty and students, this pilot project is:

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: 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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McGill Feeding McGill 2 (SP0038)

Status: COMPLETED April 2011 - January 2012

The objective of the project is to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Macdonald Campus’s Horticultural Center to McGill’s downtown residences and the general student community.

Edible Campus 2 (SP0036)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - October 2012

Turning once bleak urban architecture into vibrant, green, edible community spaces which help feed those in need.

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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.

High-Density Bike Racks (SP0021)

Status: COMPLETED September 2010 - April 2011

Our project consist of producing a high density bike rack prototype back in April 2011. Our team consist of four McGill Alumni and we designed the original rack to be modular and space efficient, while having curve that makes it conveniently easy to park bicycles vertically.

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SSMU Sustainability Coordinator Research Position (SP0019)

Status: COMPLETED Spring 2011