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SPF: Community

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.

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.

Shut your Sash (SP0041)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2011

A pilot campaign that aims to promote awareness about energy consumption in McGill laboratories and reduce it by implementing sustainable fume hood usage/practices.

EnGage (Off-Campus Residence Energy Metering) (SP0040)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - December 2011

EnGage is a community-based social marketing pilot project in Upper Residence (McConnell, Molson, and Gardner Halls) aimed at decreasing electricity-wasting habits.

Aboriginal Sustainability (SP0039)

Status: COMPLETED May 2011 - December 2012

Over the last year, the Aboriginal Sustainability project has become a hub for Aboriginal projects and initiatives and has succeeded in creating much greater visibility and importance within the campus community. Establishing partnerships and building on existing ones has contributed to the success.

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.

Farmers' Market 2 (SP0037)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2011

The McGill Farmers’ Market (MFM) aims to bring delicious, local, seasonal produce to McGill's downtown campus, with weekly Farmers' Markets throughout September and October, and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project from July to October.

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.

Campus Crops 2 (SP0035)

Status: COMPLETED May 2011 - September 2011

Campus Crops is a collective of students and community members dedicated to sharing skills and knowledge around urban agriculture, and to thinking critically about the politics of food production and land use. We run a volunteer-based garden on McGill campus, as well as a great variety of workshops and events.