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Greening McTavish (SP0053)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - September 2011

Excepts from the SPF presentation: 3 tests of different Green Streets techniques on McGill downtown campus:

  • Taking the opportunity of a temporary situation;
  • Measuring the impact on the community (users, maintenance teams, etc.);
  • Evaluating the possible integration within this particular context.

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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Sustainability Fair (SP0050)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2011

The McGill Sustainability Fair provided an opportunity for members of the community to find out about what's happening on campus and how they could get involved. This was an idea that arose from discussions the Make It Happen event earlier in the spring, and a multistakeholder group helped put it together.

Off-Campus Residence Energy Dashboard (SP0049)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - September 2011

Excerpt from the initial application: Residences and Utilities & Energy Mgmt jointly proposed to connect the three main off-campus residences to the upcoming McGill Energy Dashboard.

Butterfly Garden (SP0048)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - September 2012

In dealing with the given problem of designing a picnic table for Ecole Saint-Enfant-Jesus, the project 'Butterfly Garden' was proposed. The project recognizes the limitations and opportunities impeded within the existing landscape. Fist being the small area of green shaded space, second being the two boundaries or edges confining/ defining the site, the chain link fence and the retaining wall.

Out of the Garden (SP0047)

Status: COMPLETED September 2011 - April 2012

The 'Out-of-the-Garden Project' (OGP) is an ongoing effort to establish a student-run café on MacDonald Campus which serves breakfast and lunch twice a week with ingredients sourced locally from McGill student farming projects. This initial round of funding provided the resources to conduct supply and demand analysis and feasibility studies in order to create a business plan for the café.

Campus Swaps (SP0046)

Campus Swaps is a sustainable initiative for university and college students, in the form of a social enterprise.

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Pulse Check (SP0044)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - December 2011

Excerpt from the initial application: Pulse is a new tool introduced at McGill to monitor energy consumption of approximately 30 buildings within the McGill campus.  This number will soon reach up to 60 buildings. Although Pulse represents a positive initiative, much remains to be known and done about energy efficiency at McGill.

MFSP Local Food Plus Intern (SP0045)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2011

A McGill student will intern with Local Food Plus, assisting with Quebec farm certifications over the summer of 2011, helping McGill meet the Certified Local Sustainable supply for the campus' food services demands as McGill prepares to launch a partnership with Local Food Plus in fall 2011.

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Thomson House Permaculture Garden (SP0043)

Status: COMPLETED January 2011 - October 2011

From the initial project application: The objectives of the project are to make Thomson House more sustainable, interest the House's users in urban agriculture, attract pollinators to the associated container garden, and add to the biodiversity of the surroundings around the building.

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