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.
From the initial application: 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.
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.
The main goal of the Sustainable Eating Project is the promotion of healthy, sustainable eating to students living off campus.
The Edible Campus Garden, a collaborative project of the McGill School of Architecture's Minimum Cost Housing Group, Alternatives, and Santropol Roulant, seeks to involve citizens in the creation of green, edible community spaces by demonstrating how productive planting can be woven into urban spaces without diminishing their utility or functionality.
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.