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Childcare Access Study (SP0096)

Status: COMPLETED May 2013 - February 2014

This project measures the magnitude of the lack of child care spots available to the faculty and graduate students on the McGill downtown campus. Through background research, and the design and analysis of a survey, a concise and informative report will be produced that highlights the impacts and needs of childcare services. The project hopes to contribute to the economic and social sustainability of the McGill community.

Library Recycling Multibins (SP0097)

Status: COMPLETED March 2011 - December 2012

The Library Multibins project oversaw the purchase and installation of 25 specialized recycling/waste multibins in three libraries on McGill campus, including the main Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Redpath/Mclennan). This project involved an educational campaign designed to have users of the bins to take the routines they learn at the libraries and implement them at home.

Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens 4 (SP0094)

Status: ONGOING May 2013 - present

Continuing from Macdonald Student-run Ecological Gardens 3 (SP0071)

 At the Macdonald campus of McGill University, a student-led initiative is bringing forth ecological agriculture into its food system, curriculums, internship opportunities and social sphere. 

Sustainability Symposium 3 (SP0092)

Status: COMPLETED Spring 2013

Montréal à Votre Service ...Écologique (SP0093)

Status: ONGOING January 2013 - present

McGillians and Montrealers rely on ecosystem services (ES) – the benefits people obtain from ecosystems – but we are often unaware of their importance in our daily lives.

MFDS Marine Stewardship Certification (SP0088)

Status: COMPLETED December 2012

From the initial application: McGill Food and Dining Services began to change their seafood purchasing practices about two years ago, after an MSE applied student research group (ENVR 401) approached them and offered to research feasible alternatives for MFDS’s seafood sourcing.

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Furniture Asset and Management (SP0085)

Status: ONGOING Spring/Summer 2012 - January 2014

Wishing to participate more actively in the Sustainability efforts endorsed by McGill University, we would like to develop a website to facilitate the redistribution of used furniture within the McGill community.

Toolkit for Change (SP0084)

Status: ONGOING September 2012 - September 2013

From the initial application: The McGill Food Systems Project, initiated by a small group of students together with a few core staff members three years ago, is considered a successful example of organizational change that contributes to environmental sustainability.

Constructive Consumerism (SP0080)

Status: ONGOING May 2012 - present

From the initial applications: In creating a food system known for its transparency and accountability, the McGill Food Systems Project (MFSP) practices an exemplary model of student engagement where diverse stakeholders are able to work in collaboration towards a common goal.

Farm Fresh Truck (SP0079)

Status: ON GOING May 2012 - present

The McGill feeding McGill project, the Macdonald Campus Farm and McGill Food and Dining Services are building part of a sustainable food system at McGill.

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