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SPF: Community

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Hazardous Chemical Disposal Campaign (SP0032)

Status: COMPLETED August 2010 - December 2010

From the initial application: At McGill, thousands of hazardous materials (chemicals, biohazards and radioisotopes) are used by over 800 laboratories for teaching and research purposes. Under federal and provincial legislation, the University has the obligation to account for all of its hazardous materials and maintain up‐to‐date material safety data sheets (MSDS) for each one of them.