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McGill Feeding McGill 4 (SP0099)

Status: COMPLETED March 2013 - Fall 2014

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.

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Library Recycling Multibins (SP0097)

Status: COMPLETED March 2011 - December 2012

The Library Multibins project oversaw the purchase and installation of 25 specialized recycling/waste multibins in three libraries on McGill campus, including the main Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Redpath/Mclennan). This project involved an educational campaign designed to have users of the bins to take the routines they learn at the libraries and implement them at home.

Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens 4 (SP0094)

Status: ONGOING May 2013 - present

Continuing from Macdonald Student-run Ecological Gardens 3 (SP0071)

 At the Macdonald campus of McGill University, a student-led initiative is bringing forth ecological agriculture into its food system, curriculums, internship opportunities and social sphere. 

Mercury Thermometer Exchange (SP0062)

Status: COMPLETED February 2012 - April 2012

From the initial application: To this day, McGill researchers continue to use mercury thermometers in their laboratories. Mercury is volatile at room temperature with vapours that are odourless, tasteless and toxic. 0.5 grams of mercury from one broken thermometer alone can detectably pollute 19 million litres of water.

Furniture Asset and Management (SP0085)

Status: ONGOING Spring/Summer 2012 - January 2014

Wishing to participate more actively in the Sustainability efforts endorsed by McGill University, we would like to develop a website to facilitate the redistribution of used furniture within the McGill community.

Farm Fresh Truck (SP0079)

Status: ON GOING May 2012 - present

The McGill feeding McGill project, the Macdonald Campus Farm and McGill Food and Dining Services are building part of a sustainable food system at McGill.

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Waste to Resource Assessment (SP0077)

Status: ONGOING May 2011 - present

From the initial application: A detailed waste assessment will be conducted in order to understand current waste generation activities, as well as recycling programs presently established across the McGill campus. The waste assessment will identify strategies to improve the current waste diversion rate through the identification of additional recycling opportunities and educational initiatives.

McGill Feeding McGill 3 (SP0074)

Status: ONGOING April 2012 - present

This project is a continuation of SPF projects: McGill Feeding McGill (SP0002) and McGill Feeding McGill 2 (SP0038)

Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens 3 (SP0071)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2012

At the Macdonald campus of McGill University a student-led initiative is bringing forth ecological agriculture into its food system, curriculums, internship opportunities and its social sphere.

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Wood Shredder (SP0064)

Status: ON HOLD Spring 2012

From the initial application: With the help of the Sustainability Projects Fund we would like to purchase a Leaves/branches shredder to recycle them for campus usage (Leaves and Branches). We would redirect the shredded materials for campus use to become part of the inputs for compost production in Big Hanna