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.
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.
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 is a community-based social marketing pilot project in Upper Residence (McConnell, Molson, and Gardner Halls) aimed at decreasing electricity-wasting habits.
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.
The mandate of McGill Feeding McGill is to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Macdonald Campus’s Horticultural Research Center to McGill University’s Food and Dining services operated residences and the general student community.
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.
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.
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.