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McGill Feeding McGill 4 (SP0099)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2013

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.

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.

 

 

Mercury Thermometer Exchange (SP0062)

Status: COMPLETED February 2012 - April 2012

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.

Farm Fresh Truck (SP0079)

Status: COMPLETED May 2013

The University is blessed by the fact that it has a Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences within close proximity (35 Km) to its major downtown campus which houses and feeds nearly 3000 students on a daily basis for eight months of the year. The amount of food that is being produced and the potential for more production in the future is staggering. There are many financial, social and health benefits that this project brings to the University administrators and its student population.

Waste to Resource Assessment (SP0077)

Status: COMPLETED May 2011 - February 2013

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.

The objectives of this project are to: 

McGill Feeding McGill 3 (SP0074)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2012

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 2012 season was McGill Feeding McGill’s most successful season to date. They delivered around 25,000 Kg of fruits and vegetables to McGill’s downtown residences. This is an increase of 66% from the previous year.

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

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