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SPF: Land

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.

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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Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens 2 (SP0042)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2011

The McGill student-run ecological gardens is a project initiated and run by students, with the cooperation of McGill professors and staff, local organic crop producers, and student volunteers. The project aims to establish a continuing structure for student-run gardens, while creating a link between academia, our local community, and our shared environment.

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.

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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Sustainable Thomson House (SP0027)

Status: COMPLETED February 2011 - September 2011

Hitting the Benchmark (SP0023)

Status: COMPLETED December 2010 - March 2011

“Hitting the Benchmark” aims to create  a unique bench made of reclaimed materials for McGill’s lower-campus. With a short time-frame, low cost, and manageable scale, “Hitting the Benchmark” is designed as a pilot project to inspire further small-scale urban interventions on campus.

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High-Density Bike Racks (SP0021)

Status: COMPLETED September 2010 - April 2011

Our project consist of producing a high density bike rack prototype back in April 2011. Our team consist of four McGill Alumni and we designed the original rack to be modular and space efficient, while having curve that makes it conveniently easy to park bicycles vertically.

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Campus "Big Hanna" Composter (SP0018)

Status: COMPLETED May 2010 - August 2011

This project will separate an organic waste stream from McGill Food & Dining Services (FDS) which will then be processed and used as compost at McGill University's downtown campus.

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Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens (SP0004)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2010

The McGill student-run ecological gardens is a project initiated and run by students, with the cooperation of McGill professors and staff, local organic crop producers, and student volunteers. The project aims to establish a continuing structure for student-run gardens, while creating a link between academia, our local community, and our shared environment.